Message from Faculty of Business and Economics

Dear All,

The Faculty of Business and Economics and Institute for China and Global Development present a Distinguished Lecture entitled “The World Bank Group Twin Goals and Implications for Policy-Making” by Professor Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of The World Bank.

Date: June 30, 2014 (Monday)
Time: 02:15pm – 03:45pm
Venue: Room 315, 3/F, K.K. Leung Building, HKU

About the lecture: The World Bank Group recently adopted two overarching goals – the end of extreme, chronic poverty in the world by 2030 and the promotion of shared prosperity in every society. The lecture will review past trends on poverty, the strengths and weaknesses of the goals, and their implications for policy making, especially in the presence of globalization. Join Professor Kaushik Basu, The World Bank’s Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for a discussion of the age-old debate on growth versus direct welfare interventions as instruments for countering poverty.


For enquiries, please contact us at or 3917-8133.

Best regards,
Communications Team
Faculty of Business and Economics
Room 502, K.K. Leung Building
The University of Hong Kong