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Eminent economist Professor Patrick Guillaumont will present the third Alfred Deakin Research Institute Fusion Lecture on March 5th at the State Library of Victoria.
Professor Guillaumont, who works closely with ADRI’s Professor McGillivray, also a world renowned economist, will present a lecture titled: ’Measuring structural vulnerability at the country level: why and how?’
Previous Fusion Lectures have featured Professor Paul Collier and Professor David Reynolds.
A fourth Fusion Lecture to be presented by Nobel Laureate Dr R.K. Pauchuri is planned for March.
“The lectures are named in recognition of the intellectual and political legacy Alfred Deakin, Australia’s second Prime Minister and a leading figure in Australian federation,” said the Director of ADRI, Professor David Lowe.
“Deakin led a ‘fusion’ government, comprised of groups that would soon afterwards become the first Australian Liberal Party, in 1909-10.”
The Fusion lectures draw inspiration from Alfred Deakin in bringing different disciplines to bear in interpreting and responding to global and regional change. Future Fusion lectures, two to be held annually, will feature prominent thinkers on current public policy issues. It is also planned to publish the lectures in book form.
Professor Guillaumont, Président of the Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI), is Professeur émérite, Université d'Auvergne, founder and member of CERDI (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International) and director of the Revue d'Economie du Développement.
He is also a member of the European Development Network (EUDN) and Fellow of the Oxford Center for Studies on African Economies (CSAE).
Professor Guillaumont has been a member of the United Nations Commmittee for Development Policy where he has chaired from 1997 to 2009 various expert groups on the identification criteria of the LDCs (Least Developed countries). He has been a member of many advisory international committees and has worked for various international institutions and foreign governments. He was awarded in 1992 the “Prix El Fasi de la recherche francophone”.
He has published many books and nearly two hundred papers, mainly on development, in a wide set of economic journals, including China Economic Review, Journal of African Economies, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Development Economics, Oxford Development Studies, Oxford Economic Papers, World Bank Economic Review, World Development, World Economy. His recent work is mainly about development assistance, economic vulnerability and the Least Developed Countries.
Lastest books include Caught in the trap: Identifying the Least Developed Countries, 2009 and (forthcoming) Out of the trap: Supporting the Least Developed Countries.
For bookings or additional information, contact ADRI