As the current debt crisis continues to deepen in the United States and Europe, Nobel Laureate Professor Michael Spence will this week provide a timely analysis of the current economic climate and future growth in a multi-speed world.
Professor Spence will deliver the annual Marshall-Warren Lecture at The University of Western Australia this Thursday, following an address to the National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday.
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.
The lecture 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.
Professor of Economics at New York University's Stern Business School, Professor Spence was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with Joseph Stiglitz and George Akerlof.
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, noon - 4.15pm.
WHAT: Marshall-Warren Lecture
WHEN: 6.00pm, Thursday, August 18, 2011
WHERE: Octagon Theatre, The University of Western Australia
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