The future of economic growth in a multi-speed world will be the focus of Nobel Laureate Professor Michael Spence's 2011 Marshall-Warren Lecture next month.
Professor Spence, a Professor of Economics at New York University's Stern Business School, was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with Joseph Stiglitz and George Akerlof.
Professor Spence's new book The Next Convergence, published in Australia by UWA Publishing, examines the rapid recent economic growth in developing countries and implications for those living in the advanced countries.
In his lecture, Professor Spence will explore the main arguments of the book; how best to move forward in the post-crisis period and reset the balance between national and international economic interests; and short-term fixes and long-term sustainability as the global economy develops over the next 50 years.
The Marshall-Warren Lecture Series honours UWA Professor Barry J Marshall and Emeritus Professor J Robin Warren, joint recipients of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their ground-breaking discovery about stomach ulcers and their bacterial basis.
The lecture is free and open to the public but bookings are essential, through the Octagon Theatre Box Office (08) 6488 2440, Monday-Friday, 12.15 - 4.00pm.
WHAT: Marshall-Warren Lecture
WHEN: 6.00pm, Thursday, August 18, 2011
WHERE: Octagon Theatre, The University of Western Australia, Crawley (nearest entrance main entrance off Winthrop Avenue)
Professor Terri-ann White (UWA Publishing) (+61 8) 6488 1343 / (+61 4) 05 390 805
Audrey Barton (Institute of Advanced Studies) (+61 8) 6488 4797
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716