Free Public Lecture: "Why Growth Matters"

Jagdish BhagwatiJagdish Bhagwati is a senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign relations (CFR) and a professor of economics, law, and international affairs at Columbia University. His new book, Why Growth Matters, has earned accolades from leading magazines and newspapers including The Economist, The Financial Times, Forbes, and Wall Street Journal.

In Why Growth Matters, Bhagwati and co-author Arvind Panagariya argue forcefully that only one strategy will help the poor to any significant effect: economic growth, led by markets overseen and encouraged by liberal state policies. Their radical message has huge consequences for economists, development NGOs and anti-poverty campaigners worldwide. There are vital lessons here for anyone who cares that the effort to eradicate poverty is more than just good intentions. If you want it to work, you need growth.

Autographed copies of the book are available at the University Book Store.

7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Kane Hall 130

No registration is required - just show up!  

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