Panel Discussion and Book Launch: Prof Ian Goldin, "Can globalisation work for the poor?"

Past Event

12 March 2012, 1:00pm - 2:30pm


This panel Discussion and book launch is hosted by the Oxford Martin School and IPPR
(Institute for Public Policy Research)

Globalisation is bound in a complex relationship with poverty. Its forces are powerful and can act to either destroy or radically improve the economic position of areas in development. Despite this, the opportunities that the phenomenon presents for development are largely underexplored and underexploited.

Join us for a fascinating debate with the author as well as a number of high profile commentators engaged in policy and practice on what the potential and limits of globalisation are for alleviating poverty and promoting positive economic development.

Summary of Book: In Globalization for Development, Ian Goldin and Kenneth Reinert seek to demonstrate how this relationship takes form. Through setting out the evidence, it disentangles the way in which global flows of trade, finance, aid, migration, and ideas can contribute to economic development and recommends ways in which these dynamic forces can be used to promote shared growth and prosperity.


  • Professor Ian Goldin, Director, Oxford Martin School
  • Rushanara Ali MP, Labour MP for Bethnal Green
  • Nik Gowing, Journalist and Presenter, BBC
  • James Drummond, Executive Director and Global Strategy, >ONE

Venue: IPPR, 4th Floor, 13-14 Buckingham Street, London WC2N 6DF

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