5th Annual Oxford Business & Poverty Conference Keynote Lecture: 'Pushing past poverty: paths to prosperity' with Dr Lant Pritchett

Past Event

29 May 2019, 5:15pm - 6:00pm

The Sheldonian
Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AZ

This event is organised by the Center of Business and Poverty, and is part of the 5th Annual Oxford Business and Poverty Conference.

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There is an idea about reducing global poverty that is simple, clear, persuasive and, at times less than helpful. The intuitive but less than helpful notion can be that poverty reduction is about finding and implementing effective programs for the poor. The reality is often that broad based increases in economic productivity that create prosperity are the best route to the elimination of poverty. Dr Pritchett will argue that good economics drives development better than anything else.

About the speaker

Dr Lant Pritchett is RISE Research Director at the Blavatnik School of Government, and was Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development.