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Prof Robert Wade speaks at SPAIS Annual Public Lecture

6 June 2012

Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy and Development at the London School of Economics, spoke to an audience of staff, students and members of the public at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies' 2nd Annual Public Lecture on Wednesday, 30 May 2012.

Professor Robert Wade, London School of Economics, spoke to an audience of staff, students and members of the public at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies' 2nd Annual Public Lecture on Wednesday, 30 May 2012.

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Robert Wade is Professor of Political Economy and Development at the London School of Economics.  He has previously held posts at Brown University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, the World Bank and the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex.  He has also been a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and the Russell Sage Foundation, New York.  Perhaps best known for his critique of ‘free market’ explanations of East Asian development, Governing the Market (Princeton University Press 1990, 2003), he has emerged more recently as one of the world’s most prominent critics of neoliberalism and its consequences.  Professor Wade is a recipient of the American Political Science Association’s award for Political Economy and in 2008, of the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.