Time for Activist Financial Policies? Rethinking the Role of Government in Finance | University of Oxford

Time for Activist Financial Policies? Rethinking the Role of Government in Finance

Professor Stephany Griffith-Jones, Professor Robert Wade, Dr Natalya Naqvi
2:00 - 3:30
Blavatnik School of Government
Walton Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6AH

Seminar Room 3

Lectures and seminars
Free
Yes
Required

Across the world we are seeing a revival of interest in activist policies for economic development. In the UK, after years of placing its faith in the market, the government has established a cabinet committee devoted to industrial planning. Is it time for the state to play a more active role in the financial sector? Should the government do more to direct finance to where it is needed most, including small businesses and manufacturing? What are the benefits and pitfalls of publicly-owned development banks?