Jefferey Sachs: Growth & Equality are Compatible


World renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs talks to us about development and the income gap.

Penang Institute held the fourth event in its “Penang in Asia” Lecture Series on October 20, 2012. The honoured speaker was Prof Jeffrey D. Sachs. Penang Monthly editor Dr Ooi Kee Beng managed to squeeze a jet-lagged Sachs for an interview while they were being ferried in a Penang state limousine from G Hotel to Traders Hotel, where Sachs was to speak.

His lecture was on “The New Era of Sustainable Development”, a subject that he works on more effectively than most other economists in the world, alongside the theme of poverty.

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