Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sala-i-Martin signs up

Xavier Sala-i-Martin, Catalan economist at Columbia and founder of the NGO Umbele has agreed to give one of our policy topics classes in the spring of 09. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am -- in addition to being a leading expert on the economics of growth, Sala is a political economist in the best tradition, and one of the most popular lecturers at Pompeu (where he teaches in the graduate program every year). A frequent commentator on Spanish politics, economics and society, his foundation attempts to change the rules of the game in terms of development aid in Africa. Umbele is Kishwahili for "future", and you should go and check out the initiatives they support over at www.umbele.org.

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