Jeffrey Sachs - Tyler Cowen: The Future of Economic Development
The Future of Economic Development: A Conversation Between Tyler Cowen and Jeffrey Sachs
When: Tuesday, April 07, 2015
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Where: Founders Hall Auditorium
Arlington Campus at George Mason University
3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201
Event Web Link: mercatus.org/events/future-economic-development-conversat...
Event Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8pEgvzJ7p4&feature=youtu.be
Featuring:
Tyler Cowen, Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics and Chairman - General Director The Mercatus Center, George Mason University
Bio: mercatus.org/tyler-cowen
Jeffrey Sachs, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Bio: www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/articles/view/1804
Event Overview:
Jeffrey Sachs and Tyler Cowen, both New York Times best-selling authors, are among today’s top global leaders and most influential economists. Join these leading thinkers in a serious dialogue on the ideas and policies that will likely shape economic development in the coming years and decades.
Throughout history, some countries’ economies have thrived while others have failed. Currently, one in six people in the world lives on less than $1 per day.
What is the connection between a country’s economic policies and environment and its economic growth? What role does a global marketplace play in a country’s economic growth? What are potential solutions being discussed to bring greater prosperity to these countries? By exploring why some countries have grown out of poverty while others haven’t, we can better understand how to fight global poverty for future generations.
Prof. Sachs is a leader and one of the preeminent scholars in this field. He has dedicated years of work to answering these types of questions.

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