Speaker: Mamo Mihretu, Governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia, HKS MPA 2009 The Growth Lab worked closely with Mr. Mihretu during our three-year policy engagement in Ethiopia, a country that has established a fragile peace after a devastating civil war. We have studied macroeconomic challenges that the government is trying to address to enable a sustainable post-war recovery. In this talk, Mr. Mihretu discusses the economic reform program currently being implemented in Ethiopia, the challenges they are facing, future prospects and some lessons learned in policymaking.
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Development Talk: Investment in the Energy Transition / Global and Domestic Dimensions
55:52In this Development Talk seminar, Suman Bery discusses his optimism for India's future growth, whether the energy transition complicates India's growth trajectory, the potential sources of capital for India's energy transition, how to jump start private sector investment in green energy, and how India's engagement with industrial policy should look like moving forward. Speaker: Suman Bery, Vice Chairperson, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog Moderators: Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Growth Lab, and Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy, HKS Akshay Mathur, Edward S. Mason Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School About the speaker: Mr. Suman Bery is currently Vice Chairperson, NITI Aayog, in the rank and status of a Cabinet Minister. An experienced policy economist and research administrator, Mr. Bery took over as NITI Aayog Vice Chairperson on May 1, 2022. At the time of his appointment, Mr. Bery was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi; a Global Fellow in the Asia Programme of the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in Washington D.C.; and a non-resident fellow at Bruegel, an economic policy research institution in Brussels. He was also a member of the Board of the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, New Delhi. From early 2012 till mid-2016, Mr. Bery was Royal Dutch Shell’s global Chief Economist based in The Hague. In this capacity, he advised the board and management on global economic and political developments. He was also part of the senior leadership of Shell’s global scenarios group. During his time at Shell, he led a collaborative project with Indian think tanks (later published) to apply scenario modeling to India's energy sector.
Economic Policymaking in a World of Deep Disorder
33:51Speaker: Mamo Mihretu, Governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia, HKS MPA 2009 The Growth Lab worked closely with Mr. Mihretu during our three-year policy engagement in Ethiopia, a country that has established a fragile peace after a devastating civil war. We have studied macroeconomic challenges that the government is trying to address to enable a sustainable post-war recovery. In this talk, Mr. Mihretu discusses the economic reform program currently being implemented in Ethiopia, the challenges they are facing, future prospects and some lessons learned in policymaking.
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Order Without Design / Rethinking the Role of Government in City Development
53:04Speaker: Alain Bertaud, Senior Fellow, New York University's Marron Institute of Urban Management; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University. Moderator: Diane E. Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Harvard's Graduate School of Design. The discussion revolves around Alain's recent book, "Order without Design: How Markets Shape Cities," where he argues operational urban planning can be improved by the application of the tools of urban economics to the design of regulations and infrastructure.
Gambling on Development / The Role of Local Elites in a Growth-Based Future
45:44The Growth Lab's Development Talks is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy. Speaker: Stefan Dercon, Professor of Economic Policy, Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government Moderator: Clement Brenot, Research Manager, Growth Lab Prof. Dercon's latest book, Gambling on Development: Why some countries win and others lose draws on his academic research as well as his policy experience across three decades and 40-odd countries, exploring why some countries have managed to settle on elite bargains favoring growth and development, and others did not.
Building Capability to Design and Implement Growth Reforms: The Case Study of Albania
20:28Listen to the first episode in this Albania series: 'A Snapshot of the Growth Lab's Research Engagement in Albania'.Listen to the second episode in this Albania series: 'Iterations of a Growth Diagnostic: The Case Study of Albania'.Learn more about the Growth Lab's research engagement with the country of Albania.
Productive Ecosystems and the Arrow of Development
26:17Read the Productive Ecosystems and the arrow of development paper, published in Nature Communications.Learn more about the authors Neave O'Clery, Muhammed Yildirim, and Ricardo Hausmann.Explore the Product Space via the Atlas of Economic Complexity.