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Are Some Countries Destined for Under-development?

September 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Dr. Ha-Joon Chang

The David Morrison Lecture in International Development

Presented by Trent University

Since the mid-1990s, we have witnessed an explosion in the literature in development economics that tries to explain the poor economic performance in certain developing countries – especially the ones in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) – in terms of factors, like geography, climate, history, and culture. In this lecture, Dr. Chang argues that these explanations are neither theoretically persuasive nor empirically convincing and thus can only be interpreted as an attempt by mainstream economists to ‘explain away’ why the so-called ‘good’ policies that were based on their own theories have failed to deliver the expected results.

Dr. Ha-Joon Chang teaches Economics at the University of Cambridge.

Free Admission


September 28, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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