Emeritus Professor of Economics, Dr Parviz Dabir-Alai Captivates
On Wednesday evening, our Economics pupils were treated to a lecture from Emeritus Professor of Economics, Dr. Parviz Dabir-Alai. His 40 years of experience, as Professor at Richmond University, as Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Social and Economic Research and as Associate Editor for the International Journal of Happiness and Development, allowed him to share personal, professional and ‘off-the-record’ insights into three fascinating areas of Economics.
The audience scrambled to note down as much as possible as Dr. Dabir-Alai spoke about Economic Growth and inequality and pointed them in the direction of excellent research, books and journals. Particular highlights included exploring the correlation between the actions of the CIA and the economic development of post-colonialisation countries, and the way in which the huge X-inefficiency at the World Bank propped up a failing Concorde for many years. After the talk, Dr Dabir-Alai gave some excellent answers to the plethora of questions that pupils asked.
A big thank you to Dr. Dabir-Alai, and we hope to welcome you back at some point in the near future!Back to all news