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Celebrating Erik S. Reinert’s 70th birthday − After globalisation: Resurrecting the economic ideas that produced the welfare state.

This event celebrates the 70th birthday of Erik S. Reinert, one of the most prolific and important development economists and historians of economic policy today.

Lecturing in five languages, Reinert’s work has taken him to more than 65 different countries. His book How Rich Countries got Rich... and why Poor Countries Stay Poor has been published in more than 20 languages. In 2016 The World Economics Association shortlisted this book as one of the 10 most important economics books of the last 100 years.

The event features a talk by Erik titled ‘The Cambridge Three of the 1890s: Before Anglo-Saxon Mainstream Economics lost its Relevance’, accompanied by a presentation of a collection of his essays, and a panel discussion with Wolfgang Drechsler, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose Director Mariana Mazzucato, Carlota Perez and Robert Wade.

A Realism of Vision: German Economics from the Thirty Years’ War to the Cold War forms a collection of Reinert’s essays bringing the more realistic German economic tradition into focus as an alternative to Anglo-Saxon neoclassical mainstream economics. Together the essays form a holistic theory explaining why economic development – by its very nature – is a very uneven process. Herein lies the important policy implications of the volume.

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