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2005 Leontief Prize
Awarded to Ha-Joon Chang and Richard R. Nelson
|From left to right: Dr. Chang, Tufts University
Provost Jamshed Bharucha, and Dr. Nelson.
Photo by Joshua Berkowitz.
Rethinking Development in the 21st Century
GDAE presented the 2005 Leontief Prize
to Richard R. Nelson, George Blumenthal Professor at
Columbia University School of International & Public
Affairs and Ha-Joon Chang, Assistant Director of Development
Studies at University of Cambridge Faculty of Economics,
on October 27, 2005 on Tufts’ Medford campus.
The award ceremony featured lectures by Dr. Nelson and
Dr. Chang on the theme, “Rethinking Development
in the 21st Century: Globalization, Innovation, and
the Role of the State.”
Prof. Nelson giving
his remarks. Photo by Jeff Chen of Tufts Daily.
Professor Richard Nelson was honored for his pioneering theoretical and empirical
work on the processes of long-run economic development
with particular emphasis on technological innovation
and evolutionary economic change. Dr. Nelson is the
author of The Sources of Economic Growth (2000), An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change (1985),
and the editor of The Limits of Market Organization (2005) as well as many other important works.
Dr. Nelson's remarks
Neva Goodwin's award presentation to Dr. Nelson
Dr. Chang with his
family after the award ceremony. Photo by Joshua
Professor Ha-Joon Chang,
received the Leontief Prize for his insightful work
on the role of the state in fostering development in
poorer countries, and on the problematic relationship
between economic globalization and development goals.
Dr. Chang’s books include Reclaiming Development:
An Economic Policy Handbook for Activists and Policymakers (2004) and Kicking Away the Ladder: Development
Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002). Dr.
Chang is also a contributor to Putting
Development First: The Importance of Policy Space in
the WTO and IFIs, edited by GDAE Researcher
Kevin P. Gallagher, just published in 2005.
Neva Goodwin's award presentation to Dr. Chang
Watch an interview with Dr. Change about his new book Bad Samaritans, along with GDAE's senior researcher Kevin P. Gallagher