05.07.2012 | ZEF: Lecture "Vulnerable people, vulnerable states: redefining the development challenge"

The Center for Development Research (ZEF) cordially invites you to our next lecture at ZEF held by

Professor Daniel W. Bromley on
“Vulnerable people, vulnerable states: redefining the development challenge”

Date: Thursday, July 5, 16.00 – 17.30 hrs
Venue: ZEF, right conference room,

Chair: Joachim von Braun, ZEF-Director

For more information on Professor Bromley please look at http://www.aae.wisc.edu/dbromley/
or scroll down to the information below.

This lecture is part of the seminar series on “Risk and Uncertainty for Sustainable Development“, which is co-organized by ZEF and the United Nations University (UNU) in Bonn.


Background information on the speaker:

Daniel W. Bromley is Anderson-Bascom Professor (Emeritus) of applied economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Humboldt University-Berlin. Professor Bromley has published extensively on: (1) the institutional foundations of the economy; (2) legal and philosophical dimensions of property rights; (3) economics of natural resources and the environment; and (4) economic development. He has been editor of the journal Land Economics since 1974. In 2011 he received the €50,000 Reimar Lüst Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. He is a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and is listed in Who’s Who in Economics. He recently completed a three-year term as Chair of the U. S. Federal Advisory Committee on Marine Protected Areas. He also served on a special committee of the National Academy of Sciences concerning America’s Climate Choices.
He has been a consultant to the Global Environment Facility; the World Bank; the Ford Foundation; the U.S. Agency for International Development; the Asian Development Bank; the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; the Ministry for the Environment in New Zealand; and the Aga Khan Foundation. He has worked and lectured in over 25 countries around the world. Recently he has been an advisor to the Government of National Unity in Sudan on economic recovery in the South and in Darfur. In addition, he has advised the Government of Jordan on institutional reform in the water sector. He recently served as Senior Research Advisor for a team designing and implementing an economic diagnostic to guide future economic development strategies in Iraq.

Professor Bromley has written and edited thirteen books, the most recent of which are:
Economic Interests and Institutions: Conceptual Foundations of Public Policy (Blackwell, 1989).Environment and Economy: Property Rights and Public Policy (Blackwell, 1991).
The Social Response to Environmental Risk (Kluwer, 1992). (with Kathleen Segerson)
The Handbook of Environmental Economics (Blackwell, 1995).
Sustaining Development: Environmental Resources in Developing Countries (Elgar, 1999).
Economics, Ethics, and Environmental Policy (Blackwell, 2002). (with Jouni Päävola)
Sufficient Reason: Volitional Pragmatism and the Meaning of Economic Institutions (Princeton, 2006).
Vulnerable People, Vulnerable States: Redefining the Development Challenge (Routledge, 2012) (with Glen Anderson)

Background information on the series
:
In this seminar series we address opportunities, risks and uncertainties for development. Uncertainty, i.e. the unknown unknowns, is a particular challenge. Risk and uncertainty have become a focal topic among development researchers, policy makers and practitioners as worldwide, economy and ecology have been assailed by a series of global crises: financial crisis, high and volatile food and oil price, and/or climate change. These crises present threats to development and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The understanding, mitigating and controlling of risk and uncertainty is far from being understood. The seminar series form a forum for agenda setting and discussion on related themes with leading experts in this field of research and policy.