Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 7:00 PM
CIGI Campus Auditorium, 67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Canada
Dec 10

CIGI is pleased to host a public Lecture with Peter Blair Henry, Author and Dean of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business who will discuss whether advanced economies can learn lessons from the emerging world on how to spur economic growth. He will be joined in discussion by Domenico Lombardi, Director of the Global Economy, CIGI.

In his new book, Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth (Basic Books, 2013), Peter Blair Henry, dean of the NYU Stern School of Business, 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.

Event Speakers

Domenico Lombardi is the former director of the Global Economy Program and a former member of the executive management committee at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He serves on the advisory boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asian Economic Panel.