Can Academics Shape Global Policy?: A Public Conversation with Distinguished Economic Historian, Emma Rothschild, and Economist, Stuti Khemani

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 12:00

For immediate release
April 13, 2005

Thursday, April 21, 2005
7:00 pm
Stimson Room, Mount Holyoke College Library

Emma Rothschild is Director of the Centre for History and Economics, and has been a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, United Kingdom, since 1988. She has been a Visiting Professor of History at Harvard University since 2004. She graduated from Oxford University in 1967 and was a Kennedy Scholar in Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is chairman of the Kennedy Memorial Trust, of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, and of the United Nations Foundation Board Executive Committee. Her book, Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment was published in 2001 by Harvard University Press. Her current projects include two essays on the French colonies in 1763-1776, "A Horrible Tragedy in the French Atlantic" and "Turgot and the 'Canaille des Colonies',"and a book about the East India Company and the American Revolution. She is married to Amartya Sen.

Stuti Khemani '94 is an economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. She joined the World Bank in 1999 in the Young Professionals Program after completing a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on the political economy of public spending, the role of decentralization and fiscal federalism, and incentives for public delivery of basic services to the poor. Her most recent articles include "Democracy, Public Expenditures, and the Poor (with Philip Keefer) in the World Bank Research Observer and "Political Cycles in a Developing Economy: Effect of Elections in Indian States," in The Journal of Development Economics.

The event is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.