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Evening Discussion with Nobel Laureate Michael Spence

The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World

  Evening Discussion with Nobel Laureate Michael Spence
Overview

The Evian Group @ IMD welcomes you for an evening discussion with Nobel Laureate Michael Spence, a world authority on growth in developing countries and on the convergence between advanced and developing economies. Professor Spence will present his most recent publication, The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World.

Michael Spence is a professor of economics at the Stern School of Business at New York University, Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford and a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has also served as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard and the Dean of the Stanford Business School. He received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 for his contributions to the analysis of markets with asymmetric information.

Among his many honors, he was awarded the John Kenneth Galbraith Prize for excellence in teaching and the John Bates Clark medal for a “significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.” He is a former Chairman of the independent Commission on Growth and Development, which focuses on growth in emerging economies.

Michael Spence chairs the Academic Board of the Fung Global Institute, the Hong Kong-based, independent and non-profit think-tank established with the aim of generating and disseminating innovative thinking and business-relevant research on global issues from Asian perspectives.

Agenda Date: Monday, 30 January 2012
Time: 17:30 – 19:30
Registration opens at 17:00
Where:IMD Campus, Lausanne
Details Book signing and cocktail reception to follow. Please RSVP by 11 January. Space is limited. Please make your registration early and no later than 11 January.
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Evening Discussion with Nobel Laureate Michael Spence
 
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