Nicky Pouw received her PhD at the Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2008, based on extensive field research on the characterization and monitoring of poverty in rural Uganda. Part of her training took place at Essex University, UK, and at the World Bank in Washington, DC, USA. As a member of the Governance for Inclusive Development research group at UvA, she is involved in research projects on rural development, women and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa, and on poverty, inequality and well-being in Sri Lanka and South Africa. She is a member of the Eastern American Economics Association and a board member of the Scientific Committee of the Africa Study Centre at Leiden University. She is currently researching inclusive economics theories and policies in global economic development.
Pathways to inclusive development need to be informed by more than economic growth models alone.
Economists seem to find it difficult to accept different schools of economic thought. But pluralism in economic thinking is the solution to the complexity of the real world that surrounds us.
Om kennis voor ontwikkeling op strategische en effectieve wijze in te zetten is een overkoepelende visie op ontwikkeling nodig. Te lange tijd zijn de ogen gesloten voor de negatieve externaliteiten van het internationaal handels- en economische groeibeleid van de wereld economieën.
If there is one primary reason why economists failed to predict the current financial crisis it is because of a gross underestimation of the destructive forces of what I call ‘propelling risks’.