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09:00 - 18:00 26 June 2017

Exploring technology upgrading in emerging and transition economies


16 Taviton Street | London | WC1H 0BW | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 55
Ticketing: Ticketed

The conference will explore the process of ‘shifting wealth’ or the increasing economic weight of emerging and transition economies in the world economy. The initial opening of China and India coupled with the opening of the former socialist countries in the 1990s led to the integration of 40% of the global labour force into the world economy, with large scale effects in terms of market integration, catching up and income distribution (shifting wealth I). But today, there is some uncertainty regarding whether this process will continue, i.e. whether emerging and transition economies will continue their technological upgrade and move from efficiency to innovation driven growth. Whether we will observe ‘Shifting Wealth II’ will ultimately depend on whether productivity growth of emerging and transition economies will be associated with further technology upgrading.


Claudia Roland
+44 (0)20 7679 8754 | c.roland@ucl.ac.uk


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