Past eventResearch Event

Promoting a Culture of Development and Investment: Lessons from the Post-War Era

5 December 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Chatham House, London


Giovanni Farese, Assistant Professor of Economic History, European University of Rome
Chair: Dr Paola Subacchi, Research Director, International Economics, Chatham House



This event will discuss the rise of the culture of world development. It will examine the post-war reconstruction and development projects of the 1940s through to the 1960s, including those devised at Chatham House. The speaker will argue that these projects hold valuable lessons that still apply to the current economic environment. The speaker will also discuss the key role played by Eugene R Black (1898-1992), the third president of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the World Bank), who was one of the main architects of post-war reconstruction and development projects and a promoter of a ‘culture of development’.