Development Economics Conference (DEC) 2019

The 3rd Development Economics Conference (DEC 2019) on Social Institutions and the Economic Performance of Nations: A 21st Century Perspective

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The University of Lincoln is hosting this prestigious conference 17-19 June 2019. It brings together some of the world’s leading academics in the field of development economics. Politicians, economists and business people need to come to terms with new realities that are global, not simply restricted to individual nation states. 


  • What economic will result from increases in populism and a disenchantment with traditional political processes
  • While there is a decrease in membership of political parties and some faith organisations, there is also a rise in direct action and growing interest in religious ideologies.
  • Social media and ease of access to information (true or false) are changing the way people think about social, environmental and economic well-being.

On 18th June, there is a great opportunity for business leaders in the East Midlands to mix with this distinguished group. The half-day session will explore how 21st century social and political turbulence may affect commerce and businesses. 


Programme for 18th June morning session

  • 09:00 - 09:10 Welcome - Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Hunter 
  • 09:10 - 09:50 UK Does Easing Controls on Currency Borrowings Boost Exporting Intensity of Indian Firms? - Professor Sushanta Mallick, Queen Mary University of London,
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Keynote Speech - Technological Change and the Declining Demand for Labour: A Global Challenge; - Professor Kaushik Basu, Cornell University, USA
  • 11:00 - 11:15 Question Panel - Professor Kaushik Basu
  • 11:15 - 11:30 Refreshments;
  • 11:30 - 12:15 Belgium Value Chains, Standards, and Development: Lessons from the Agri-Food Sector; - Professor Johan Swinnen, University of Leuven (KU Leuven);
  • 12:15 - 13:15 Lunch;


Keynote Speaker - Professor Kaushik Basu - The C. Marks Professor Of International Studies And Professor Of Economics At Cornell University.


Other Speakers include: 

      • Professor Johan Swinnen - Professor of Economics, University of Leuven (KU Leuven)
      • Professor Kunal Sen – Director, United Nations University, UNU-WIDER
      • Professor Patrick Paul Walsh - Professor of International Development Studies, University College Dublin
      • Professor Sushanta Mallick - Professor of International Finance Queen Mary University of London
      • Professor Srikanta Chatterjee - Professor of Economics Massey University, New Zealand
      • Professor Geoffrey M. Hodgson - Professor in Management Institute for International Management Loughborough University London


Please click HERE for more information and to book your place today!



Event information:

University of Lincoln

18/06/2019 09:00 - 13:30

Category: Manufacturing

Organised by:
University of Lincoln