WATERLOO, Canada — December 6, 2013 — Peter Blair Henry, Dean of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, will discuss whether advanced economies can learn lessons from the emerging world on how to spur economic growth at the next Signature Lecture at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

“Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth” will take place from 7–9 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10. The event takes its title from Henry’s new book, in which he explores how large developing countries — China, India and Brazil — and even smaller ones have broken free from previous periods of poverty and turned their economies into engines of growth, using policies often thrust upon them by advanced nations who now seem unwilling to heed their own recommendations. The book uses case studies to demonstrate how the policy pendulum in emerging economies now swings in the direction of prudence and self-control, and how with similar discipline, the First World may yet recover and create long-term prosperity for all its citizens.

At CIGI, Henry will be joined in discussion by Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI’s Global Economy Program.

CIGI invites media to cover this free public Signature Lecture. Members of the media can register in advance by emailing Declan Kelly, CIGI communications specialist, at [email protected]. Members of the public who want to attend in person can find more information, including how to register, by visiting: http://www.cigionline.org/events/turnaround-third-world-lessons-first-world-growth. Those who are not in Waterloo or who want to watch the lecture from home can view the live-webcast at no cost by visiting the same link for registration. 

Event: CIGI Signature Lecture — “Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth,” with Peter Blair Henry, Dean of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, at New York University

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Time: 7–9 p.m.

The CIGI Campus Auditorium
67 Erb St. West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Peter Blair Henry is the Dean of New York University’s Stern School of Business, a former professor of international economics at Stanford University and the author of Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth (Basic Books, 2013).

Domenico Lombardi is director of CIGI's Global Economy program, overseeing the research direction of the program and related activities. He has extensive international experience in the governance, management, agenda setting, and outreach of public policy organizations. Mr. Lombardi is a member of the Financial Times Forum of Economists and editor of the World Economics Journal.

Declan Kelly, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7356, Email: [email protected]  

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