The 2020 Great Development Dialogue: the political economy of land | Land Portal
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Friday 24 January 2020, 6.30pm - 8pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

The debate serves two purposes: (1) to explore some of the deepest and most vexing questions in development from an explicitly cross-disciplinary perspective; and (2) to shine a light on what the disciplines can and cannot tell us about economic and social development.  Past dialogues have featured speakers like Ha-Joon Chang, John Sutton, Danny Quah, and Robert Wade.


This year’s event will focus on the political economy of land, and will feature more speakers from more varied perspectives than in the past: Mukulika Banerjee and David Graeber (anthropology), Maitreesh Ghatak and Sir Timothy Besley (economics), and Kathryn Hochstetler (international development).

The format is Q&A, first from the chair and then from the audience.  All welcome!

About the speakers

Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Director of the South Asia Centre at LSE. 

David Graeber (@davidgraeber) is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropologyat LSE. 

Maitreesh Ghatak (@maitreesh) is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE. 

Sir Timothy Besley is School Professor of Economics of Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE. 

Professor Kathryn Hochstetler (@hochstet) is Professor of International Development in the Department of International Development at LSE.

About the chair

Jean-Paul Faguet (@jpfaguet) is Professor of the Political Economy of Development and Programme Co-Director in Development Management Department of International Development in the Department of International Development at LSE. 


Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEDevDialogue20


The format is Q&A, first from the chair and then from the audience.  All welcome!

The event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries see LSE Events FAQ.

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