Open lecture of Department of RVC “Human Capital and Economic Development: Lessons of Economic History”
The level of development of different countries and regions varies a lot. Why? One of the factors partially explaining this phenomenon is that a small difference in growth rates at the start over time leads to a huge difference in results. What ensured the development of Western Europe? What role did the change in the approach to the accumulation of scientific knowledge play? These and other questions were raised yesterday by Timur Natkhov, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Institutional Studies of the Higher School of Economics and the Ghent University, during an open lecture.