SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

IDP Lectures and Seminars

IDP Lecture Series

The IDP Lecture Seriess bring together leading thinkers on industrial development and policy to share and exchange ideas with policy-makers, researchers, students and the general public. All lectures and seminars are free and open to the public. The series are convened by Antonio Andreoni.

Past IDP Lecture Series Events:

  • I Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    11 December 2014, 6-7pm, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room Khalili Lecture Theatre
    'Bringing production back into development' 
    Speaker: Ha-Joon Chang (University of Cambridge)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)
    Listen to the podcast here.

  • II Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    31 March 2015, 6-9pm, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room Khalili Lecture Theatre
    Why did western development organizations turn away from “production policy” and “production investments” and embrace “eliminate extreme poverty” as their mandate? 
    Speaker: Professor Robert H. Wade (LSE)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)
    Listen to the podcast here.

  • III Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    30 June 2015, 6:30-8pm, Senate House Room: Senate Room
    Strategies for Innovation and Development
    Speaker: Professor William Lazonick (University of Massachusetts Lowell)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)
    Listen to the podcast here

  • IV Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    19 January 2015, 7-8:30pm, Brunei Gallery, Room B102
    Green Technologies and the Direction of Innovation
    Speaker: Andrew Stirling (SPRU, University of Sussex)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London). 

  • V Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    19 January 2016, 5:30-7:30pm, Brunei Gallery, Room BGLT
    Economic Policy: From Market Fixing to Market Making and Creating 
    Speaker: Professor Mariana Mazzucato (Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UK)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London).
    Listen to the podcast here.

  • VI Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    8 February 2016, 6-8pm, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room Djam Lecture Theatre DLT
    The End of Industrial Policy? If so, what then?
    Speaker: Raphie Kaplinsky (SPRU, Univeristy of Sussex)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)
    Listen to the podcast here.

  • VII Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    29 February 2016, 6-8pm, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room Khalili Lecture Theatre (KLT)
    Smart Industrial Policy for Africa in the 21st Century, UNECA Report Launch Event
    Speaker: Ha-Joon Chang (University of Cambridge)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London), Dr. Adam B. Elhiraika, Dr. Jostein Lohr Hauge.
    Listen to the podcast here.

  • VIII Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    16 May 2016, 4-6pm, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room 4426
    Implementing Strategies for Economic Transformation
    Speaker: Dr Dirk Willem te Velde (Head of International Economic Development Group, Overseas Development Institute - ODI)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)

  • IX Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    18 May 2016, 6-8pm, Brunei Gallery Room: B102 (Brunei Gallery)
    Economics, (and) governance and (for) sustainable development
    Speaker: Christos Pitelis (Brunei Business School, University of London)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)

  • X Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    8 February 2017, 5-7pm, SOAS Paul Webley Wing, Room WLT 
    The Economics of Structural Change: Theories and Context
    Speaker: Roberto Scazzieri, University of Bologna & Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)
    Listen to the podcast here.

  • XI Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    8 March 2017, 5-7pm, SOAS Paul Webley Wing, Room WLT
    Health Policy as Industrial Policy: The Challenge for Inclusive Industrialisation in East Africa
    Speaker: Maureen Mackintosh (Open University & Centre for Innovation, Knowledge and Development)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)
    Listen to the podcast here.

  • XII Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    26 April 2017, 5-7pm, SOAS Paul Webley Wing, Room WLT
    Forces of Disintegration in the Wider European Economy
    Speaker: Michael Landesmann (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) and Johannes Kepler University, Austria)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)
    Listen to the podcast here.

  • XIII Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    7 June 2017, 5-7pm, Russell Square: College Buildings, Room 116
    Labour, Finance and Inequality: The Changing Nature of Economic Policy in Britain
    Speaker: Sue Konzelmann (Birbeck College, University of London), Marc Fovargue-Davies (Birbeck College, University of London)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)
    Listen to the podcast here.

  • XIV Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    27 June 2017, 12-3pm, SOAS Paul Webley Wing, Room S206
    From Global Value Chains (GVC) to Innovation Systems for Local Value Chains and Knowledge
    Speaker: Keun Lee (Seoul National University) 
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)
    Listen to the podcast here.

  • XV Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    22 November 2017, 5-7pm, SOAS Paul Webley Wing, ALT
    The EU Smart Specialization in a Comparative Perspective
    Speaker: Slavo Radosevic (UCL)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)
    Listen to the podcast here.

  • XVI Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    24 January 2018, 5-7pm, SOAS Paul Webley Wing, ALT
    Below the Aggregate: A Detailed Account of the UK Productivity Puzzle
    Speaker: Rebecca Riley (Centre of Excellence, NIESR), Lord David Sainsbury, Ciaran Driver (SOAS) and Mike Gregory (Cambridge)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)
    Listen to the podcast here.

  • XVII Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    10 October 2018, 5-7pm, SOAS Paul Webley Wing, ALT
    Launch of the Schumpeter Prize 2018-winning Book "How Growth Really Happens. The Making of Economic Miracles through Production, Governance, and Skills"
    Speaker: Mike Best (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)
    Listen to the podcast here.

  • XVIII Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    24 October 2018, 5-7pm, SOAS Paul Webley Wing, ALT
    Launch of Moazam Mahmood’s new Book “The Three Regularities in Development: Growth, Jobs and Macro Policy in Developing Countries”
    Speaker: Moazam Mahmood (Lahore School of Economics)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)

  • XIX Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    28 November 2018, 5-7pm, SOAS Paul Webley Wing, ALT
    Turbulence and Order in Economic Development: Institutions and Economic Transformation in Tanzania and Vietnam
    Speaker: Hazel Gray (University of Edinburgh)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)

  • XX Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    13 February 2019, 5-7pm, SOAS Paul Webley Wing, ALT
    The policy space for a novel industrial policy in Europe
    Speaker: Mario Pianta (Scuola Normale Superiore, Firenze)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)
    Listen to the podcast here.

  • XXI Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    8 May 2019, 5-7pm, SOAS Paul Webley Wing, ALT
    When Things Don’t Fall Apart: Global Financial Governance and Developmental Finance in an Age of Productive Incoherence 
    Speaker: Ilene Grabel (University of Denver, USA)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)
    Listen to the podcast here.
  • XXII Industrial Development and Policy (IDP) Lecture
    13 May 2019, 6-8pm, SOAS Russell Square: College Buildings, 116
    Free Trade Agreements and the Governance of Globalisation in Late Neoliberalism: the case of Chile and the controversies over the Transpacific Partnership
    Speaker: Hassan Akram (Wake Forest University)
    Chair: Antonio Andreoni (IDP Lecture Series Convenor, SOAS University of London)
    Listen to the podcast here.

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