CANCELLED - The Political Constraints to Economic Growth in Asia

Mar 24 2:00–4:00pm
Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

Harvard-Yenching Institute Annual Roundtable

Co-sponsored with the Asia Center, the Korea Institute, the Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies, and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute

*Update: As of March 9, the HYI roundtable has been cancelled*

Panelists:
Prof. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Ashoka University
Prof. Kaoru Sugihara, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto
Prof. Kellee Tsai, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
 
Moderator:
Prof. Elizabeth Perry, Harvard University/Harvard-Yenching Institute
 
Reception to follow
 
There is currently a debate among political economists and others in India, China, Indonesia and elsewhere across Asia about the extent to which politics and structural features of their respective political systems may be shaping economic prospects in the region. How significant are these constraints? Will political economies limit economic futures? Might this be an opportune moment to rethink past and future development models?