John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture: A Conversation with Michael Spence

A. Michael Spence Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Recipient, Nobel Prize in Economics; Former Chairman of the Commission on Growth and Development (2006-2010); Author, The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World
John Cassidy Staff Writer, The New Yorker

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