Foe Bristol credit Willem Hampson

Decolonising Economics: What does it mean and how is it done?

Fadekemi Abiru, Surbhi Kesar, Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven and Farwa Sial with Romesh Vaitilingam

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Mon 16 November 2020

Crowdcast

Decolonising Economics: What does it mean and how is it done?

Fadekemi Abiru, Surbhi Kesar, Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven and Farwa Sial with Romesh Vaitilingam

Foe Bristol credit Willem Hampson
Mon 16 November 2020,

Crowdcast

This event was part of our online programme and took place on our Crowdcast channel. You can watch it HERE.

In recent times, economics has been seriously challenged about its Eurocentric nature and colonial roots. In this event, the panellists question the extent to which the project of economic development has its basis in colonial power structures. It considers the current technical aspects of this project; the dichotomy contrast between the public and private spheres in development policy-making and how this has varied across time and region; and finally, the political economy of the contemporary development agenda, with a specific focus on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The panel includes Fadekemi Abiru (economist and writer), Surbhi Kesar (Azim Premji University – India), Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven (University of York) and Farwa Sial (University of Manchester) with Romesh Vaitilingam as chair.

 

This event is part of our ninth Festival of Economics and is curated by Dr Carolina Alves (University of Cambridge) who is on the steering group of D-Econ.

It’s important to us that ideas and debate are affordable to everyone. It’s also important that our commentators, artists, writers, poets and thinkers are paid. This is a Pay What You Can event. You are invited to choose your own contribution to the event, from £0 to £8. All proceeds go towards supporting our speakers and sustaining Festival of Ideas. The option to attend for free is available for all online events.

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