- Charlie Robertson, Author, The Time-Travelling Economist: Why Education, Electricity, and Fertility are Key to Escaping Poverty; Global Chief Economist and Head of Macro Strategy, Renaissance Capital
- Gyude Moore, Senior Policy Fellow, CGD
What can 18th-20th century Europe tell us about where Africa and Asia will be in 50 years? Why is Sri Lanka in default? Why does Nigeria struggle to create sustainable economic growth? And how is it that Egypt is so close to following Morocco and Bangladesh on the road to success? What drives success, is it political leaders, institutions, or underlying trends?
Author of the new book, The Time-Travelling Economist: Why Education, Electricity, and Fertility are Key to Escaping Poverty, Charlie Robertson joins Gyude Moore to make the case that escaping poverty requires progress on education, electricity, and fertility rates.