APORDE 2018: Alice Amsden Memorial Lecture

  • Date: Tuesday, 04 September 2018
  • Time: 18:30 for 19:00
  • Venue: SEBS Seminar Room, First Floor, New Commerce Building, West Campus, Wits University
  • For enquiries or to register please contact: rozale@tips.org.za

Topic: Observations from the Coalface: Five challenges and a Lacuna

Speaker: Adeyemi Dipeolu

About the Speaker

Ambassador Adeyemi Dipeolu is Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters in the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria. His work and interests have evolved around economic development, trade, industrial policy and economic integration. As Director of the Capacity Development Division of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), he led ECA’s innovative work on Transformative Industrial Policy and also on Conflict and Development in Africa. He was also Member of the Technical Committee and Head of Secretariat of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa. Dr. Dipeolu also served in earlier roles at ECA including as Chief of Staff and also as Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre. Prior to this, he was a Nigerian diplomat and served in Geneva, Pretoria, Addis Ababa and Caracas. Dr. Dipeolu studied at the Universities of Ife, Oxford, Cambridge and South Africa.

About Alice Amsden

Alice Amsden was a leading thinker on industrial policy and an expert in economic development. She served as the Barton L. Weller Professor of Political Economy in MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Amsden wrote extensively about the process of industrialisation in emerging economies, particularly in Asia. Her work has shaped thinking in how developing countries approach industrialisation and she was influential in understanding the importance of the state as a creator of economic growth. Her work challenged the idea that globalisation had produced generally uniform conditions in which emerging economies could find a one-size-fits-all path to prosperity.

Please RSVP to Rozale@tips.org.za

Finger food will be served