Economic Development in a World in Crisis


British Council and Ngee Ann Academy in partnership with SOAS, University of London

Economic Development in a World in Crisis

A British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture
Alfredo Saad-Filho
Professor of Political Economy and Head of the Doctoral School
SOAS, University of London

About the Lecture:
The global economy is mired in crisis: the deepest economic collapse since the Great Depression has been followed by a ‘Great Stagnation’ with no end in sight. In rapid sequence, democracies around the world started to succumb to a wave of authoritarianism without precedent in the postwar era. This session will review the causes, severity and implications of the overlapping crises of global politics and the global economy, discuss their implications for developing countries in various regions, including Southeast Asia, and suggest strategies to support democratic and distributive economic policies.

Timings and Location:
The Lecture will take place on Thursday 17 January 2019. Registration will commence promptly at 6.00 p.m. The venue is The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium and Foyer, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrews Road, Singapore, 178957
6.00 p.m. - Registration and Arrival of guests
6.30 p.m. - Lecture to commence
7.15 p.m. - Question and Answer Session
7.30 p.m. - Networking and reception
8.30 p.m. - Event to Close

Pre-booking is essential and places are limited.

Dress code for the evening is business attire

Please note: All registrations are subject to availability. We reserve the right to limit and/or refuse registration without assigning any reason. We will confirm all valid registrations with a reminder email. If you do not receive a reminder email but have a valid registration please email us at education@britishcouncil.org.sg for confirmation before arriving at the venue.

About the Speaker:
Professor Alfredo Saad Filho BSc, MSc (Brasilia); PhD(London)

Alfredo Saad-Filho is Professor of Political Economy at SOAS University of London and Head of SOAS Doctoral School. He was a Senior Economic Affairs officer at UNCTAD, in Geneva, in 2011-2012. Alfredo has degrees in Economics from the Universities of Brasília (Brazil) and London (UK), and has taught in universities and research institutions in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mozambique, Switzerland and the UK. His interests include the political economy of development, industrial policy, neoliberalism, democracy, alternative economic policies, Latin American political and economic development, and inflation and stabilisation in developing countries.

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1 Saint Andrew's Road Singapore
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