Strategies for Growth: The Changing Role of the State

President's Global Innovation Fund
Columbia Global Centers | Europe
Additional locations: 
Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago), Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Rio de Janeiro) and Columbia Global Centers | East Asia (Beijing)
  • Jan Svejnar, James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy; Director, Center for Global Economic Governance

The financial crisis and ensuing recession brought about a sharp change in the activity and economic role of the state in many countries, blurring previously established demarcations between the roles and responsibilities of the public and private sectors, and challenging established strategies for growth and development. As the global economy gradually recovers from this great recession, the Center on Global Economic Governance, led by Professor Jan Svejnar, will develop a series of academic conferences to examine in depth the changing role of the state in the economic models and growth strategies of distinct economic systems.

The Center will focus on Europe, Latin America, and Asia, with original research commissioned specifically to be presented at each conference. Growth strategies to be examined will include those related to trade, innovation, foreign direct investment, macroeconomic policies, and fiscal stimulus among others.

Read the first in the series of policy briefs issued by the Center on Global Economic Governance as part of the Strategies for Growth: The Changing Role of the State:

Delivered at the project's first event – “The Role of the State in Economic Growth in Europe” – which took place on October 5 and 6, 2014, in Paris, France. This roundtable brought together key players from the academic, policy and business worlds to discuss the role played by government and supranational European institutions in stimulating economic growth and possible alternative approaches.

See also the Dec. 10, 2014, article Strategies for Growth Project Issues Policy Brief on Economic Growth in Europe.