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Copenhagen lecture on Developmental Diasporas in China and India
January 31, 2013 - 15:30-17:00
The Asia Research Centre at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) invites to a guest lecture with Kellee S. Tsai, Professor of Political Science and Vice Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences at Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, who will talk on “Developmental Diasporas in China and India: A Reconsideration of Conventional Capital”.
The lecture will take place at the Copenhagen Business School, Kilevej 14, Frederiksberg, in Room K146.
The event is free of charge, but participants are asked to register at [email protected].
Lecture background: Comparisons of China and India’s economic development typically focus on either the nature of state intervention in the economy, or the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in shaping production. Yet this privileging of state capital and FDI ignores a vast network of informal financial flows generated by remittances and ethnic investors residing abroad. Attending to diasporic capital as a distinct variable presents an opportunity to generate more empirically accurate and nuanced explanations in the literature on economic development. The talk will consider China and India’s historically contexualized “developmental diasporas” and their mixed implications for local patterns of production, consumption, and savings.