What does it take to align economic development with ecological sustainability? Is industrial development still the optimal pathway to poverty reduction? What does a climate-smart industrial policy look like? Why are the factors of success in the implementation of green industrial policy for latecomers? What does an economic development agenda look like for biodiverse nations?
Drawing on recent research and policy work, this talk will address how governments can cope with the changing optimal pathways to economic development and explain the type of joined-up policy approach needed to use the decarbonization agenda as a lever to diversify economies, leave the commodity dependence trap behind, and increasing macroeconomic resilience.
Whether attending in-person or virtually, please register in advance. Room attendance is limited to the Harvard community. Seating availability is based on a first-come, first-served basis. The Zoom webinar is open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
The Growth Lab's "Development Talks" is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in economic development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy.
Speakers and Presenters
Amir Lebdioui, Assistant Professor in the Political Economy of Development, SOAS University of LondonModerator: Ketan Ahuja, Growth Lab Research Fellow