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What Can Developing Countries Learn About Curbing Inequality From The Record Of Industrial Countries?

  • Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2009
  • Venue: 826 Government Avenue, Arcadia (entrance at the corner of Percy & Government Avenue)

TIPS has the pleasure to invite you to the following Development Dialogue Seminar:

Professor Albert Berry on 

What Can Developing Countries Learn About Curbing Inequality From The Record Of Industrial Countries?

  About Professor Albert Berry:

Albert Berry is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Research Director of the Programme on Latin America and the Caribbean at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto.

Professor Berry obtained his PhD from Princeton in 1963.  His main research areas, with focus on Latin America, are labour markets and income distribution, the economics of small and medium enterprise, and agrarian structure and policy.  However, his main ongoing research project is on the role of small and medium enterprises under the current open-economy setting of Latin American and other developing countries, and a related analysis of the labour market impacts of increasing openness.

Professor Berry has worked with the Ford Foundation, the Colombian Planning Commission, and the World Bank, and acted as consultant for a number of international and other agencies.  He has, in the recent past, worked on South Africa's industrial structure, with a particular focus on SMMEs. 

Professor Berry has published more than 100 papers in learned journals and is the editor or co-editor of a number of books including Critical Issues in International Financial Reform (Transaction Publishers, 2003), Labor Market Policies in Canada and Latin America (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001), and Poverty, Economic Reform, and Income Distribution in Latin America (Lynne Rienner, 1998).