The Centre for Economic Policy for Southern Africa (CEPSA) at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London is in October launching a lecture series “Addressing the Post-Washington Consensus”. This aims to critically address the analytical changes taking place in World Bank development thinking. Senior Bank figures are distancing themselves from the Washington Consensus and a new model is being promoted which is more state-friendly and justifies more intervention on the grounds of market imperfections. Yet political economy and many other approaches are excluded.
Topics to be covered include:
financial systems and the state; relations between industry and agriculture; East Asia; corruption, industrial policy; privatisation; social capital, and the environment.
Contact Jaya Balakrishnan (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register interest and receive advance copies of draft papers.