STEG Special Lecture 2022

Growth Miracles and Disappointments through the Lens of Structural Change

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STEG hosted its third special lecture on Wednesday 9 November as part of its research initiative to better understand structural change, productivity, and growth in low- and middle-income countries.

This year, STEG welcomed Dani Rodrik (Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard University) to present Growth Miracles and Disappointments through the Lens of Structural Change.

The recording of the lecture, with accompanying slides, are available through these links.


This talk will offer a framework that integrates the insights of the literatures on convergence and on structural change to provide an interpretive history of postwar economic growth. Rodrik will use the framework to address some of the key questions and puzzles posed by experience under import-substitution, export-oriented industrialisation, the Washington Consensus, and the pre-pandemic growth booms. Rodrik will also highlight key challenges for economic growth in the future.

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