Debating Capitalism: Prof. Paul Collier in conversation
18 January 2019 - 17:30
Hertford Conversations are delighted to be hosting the second talk of our ‘Debating Capitalism’ series with Will Hutton, Principal of Hertford College.
Sir Paul Collier CBE is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Professorial Fellow at St Antony’s College and a Director of the International Growth Centre.
From 1998 to 2003 he was Director of the Research Development Department of the World Bank. His research focuses on various areas within Development Economics, ranging from the effects of aid and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural resources-rich societies, to urbanisation in low-income countries, private investment in Africa, sustainability and changes in organisational culture.
Professor Collier has written extensively for the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. His book, ‘The Bottom Billion’ (OUP, 2007) won the 2008 Lionel Gelber prize, the Arthur Ross Book Award and the Corinne prize for Economics in the same year. His latest work, published in 2018, is ‘The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties’.
Come and join us in the Baring Room, Hertford College, on Friday 18 January. Tickets are free and are available through Eventbrite.
Come and join us in the Baring Room, Hertford College, on Friday 18 January.
Tickets are free and are available through Eventbrite.
“There are fewer and fewer defenders, even among business leaders, of the way the current system operates which – despite its capacity to create jobs – brings growing levels of inequality, poor levels of investment, ever more job insecurity and the diminution of the concept of career. Trust in business is falling to new levels. But with little appetite for a return to the socialist economy of the twentieth century, how can capitalism best be reformed or transformed? Hertford Conversations launches a series of debates with leading thinkers – Debating Capitalism.”