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Leontief Prize 2016: Development and Equity

Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) announces 2016 winners of Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought: Amit Bhaduri (Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University) and Diane Elson (Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Essex).

From the prize announcement:

The award recognizes the contributions that Elson and Bhaduri have made to economic understandings of development, power, gender, and human rights. …

“As the free market and waves of globalization have left some peoples behind, Diane Elson and Amit Bhaduri demonstrate why the current theories of development have excluded the poor and disenfranchised from the growth process,” said GDAE Co-Director Neva Goodwin. “Their cross-disciplinary work and profound understanding of economic development is appropriately recognized in an award that bears Leontief’s name.”

This year’s award will celebrate their continuing efforts to expand our knowledge of economic systems in the contexts of globalization, capital accumulation and the shifting balance of power away from governments to markets.

Want to attend the prize presentation and lecture, “Development and Equity,” in person at Tufts University, Medford, Mass., March 10, 2016? RSVP here.

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