Previously at the ICA - Events
10 Nov 2008
Almost a billion people now live in economically stagnant or declining countries, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa, and a new consensus suggests that neither trade nor aid can on their own alleviate poverty in these countries. Is there an argument for more aggressive military or diplomatic intervention to seed development and stamp out corruption, or is all this evidence of a new kind of moral imperalism?
Paul Collier, author of The Bottom Billion and professor of economics at Oxford University, and Raymond Fisman, professor at Columbia Business School in New York and co-author of Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence and the Poverty of Nations, come to the ICA to present new solutions.