How do anti-poverty policies work in societies where traditional norms may carry considerable weight relative to market forces? When are social links and norms an opportunity and when are they a constraint to economic development? These issues are the main core of the Fondazione Invernizzi Chair in Development Economics.
This dedicated permanent chair has been established thanks to a donation of the Fondazione Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi and assigned to Eliana La Ferrara, Professor in the Department of Economics and IGIER Fellow.
On July 9, 2012 the Chair was inaugurated at Bocconi with the academic event Social Constraints to Development.
Welcome and Introduction
Rector, Università Bocconi
President, Fondazione Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi
Lectio Inauguralis: Social Constraints to Development
Eliana La Ferrara
Fondazione Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi Chair in Development Economics
Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics, MIT
Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, MIT
Julius Silver Professor of Economics, New York University
--- The complete program of this event can be downloaded here.
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