The Role of Elites in Economic Development
Edited by the late Alice H. Amsden, Alisa DiCaprio, and James A. Robinson
Alice H. Amsden was Barton L. Weller Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. She was the author of Asia's Next Giant (OUP) and The Rise of "The Rest" (OUP). Her most recent work is A Rational Revolution: Developing from Collective Role Models, Deserting Deductive Theories. She was also appointed by the UN Secretary-General to serve on the United Nations Committee for Development Planning.
Alisa DiCaprio is a Research Fellow at United Nations University's World Institute for Development Economics Research. Prior to joining UNU-WIDER, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at New York University's Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy. In addition to her academic work, she has worked in the public and private sector supporting US trade policy, researching emerging market opportunities for exporters, and organizing unions in the healthcare sector.
James Robinson is David Florence Professor of Government at Harvard University and a faculty associate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Professor Robinson studied economics at the London School of Economics, the University of Warwick, and Yale University. He previously taught in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne and the University of Southern California. Before moving to Harvard he was a Professor in the Departments of Economics and Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. His main research interest is the political economy of development with a particular interest in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Alice H. Amsden, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Diego Avanzini, Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Chile
Francois Bourguignon, Paris School of Economics, France
Thomas Cantens, World Customs Organization, Brussels
Alisa DiCaprio, UNU-WIDER, Finland
Sai Ding, University of Minnesota, USA
Dieter von Fintel, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Johan Fourie, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Bjorn Gustafsson, Goteborg University, Sweden
Chipiliro Kalebe-Nyamongo, University of Birmingham, UK
Monica Pinhanez, Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration, Brazil
Elisa P. Reis, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
James A. Robinson, Harvard University
Andres Solimano, International Center for Globalization and Development, CIGLOB, Chile
Thierry Verdier, Paris School of Economics, France
Alison Wolf, King's College London, UK
Sam Wong, University of Liverpool, UK
Xiaowei Zang, University of Sheffield, UK