London seminars to assess Stiglitz “consensus”

15 September 1998

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 ( to register interest and receive advance copies of draft papers.