Episode 379: Lant Pritchett Is on Team Prosperity

He’s one of the great economists of our times, always focussed on the big questions, no matter how hard they are. Lant Pritchett joins Amit Varma in episode 379 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about his life, his work and what he has learnt about the world.

Also check out:
1. Lant Pritchett on Google Scholar and his own website.
2. Building State Capability: Evidence, Analysis, Action — Matt Andrews, Lant Pritchett and Michael Woolcock.
3. Deals and Development: The Political Dynamics of Growth Episodes — Lant Pritchett, Kunal Sen and Eric Werker.
4. What I, as a development economist, have been actively “for” — Lant Pritchett.
5. National Development Delivers: And How! And How? — Lant Pritchett.
6. Economic growth is enough and only economic growth is enough — Lant Pritchett with Addison Lewis.
7. Is India a Flailing State?: Detours on the Four Lane Highway to Modernization — Lant Pritchett.
8. Is Your Impact Evaluation Asking Questions That Matter? A Four Part Smell Test — Lant Pritchett.
9. The Perils of Partial Attribution: Let’s All Play for Team Development — Lant Pritchett.
10. Where Has All the Education Gone? — Lant Pritchett.
11. Looking Like a State: Techniques of Persistent Failure in State Capability for Implementation — Lant Pritchett.
12. Cents and Sociability: Household Income and Social Capital in Rural Tanzania — Deepa Narayan and Lant Pritchett.
13. Where Did Development Economics Go Wrong? — Lant Pritchett speaks to Shruti Rajagopalan on Ideas of India.
14. Reforming Development Economics —  Lant Pritchett speaks to Shruti Rajagopalan on Ideas of India.
15. Suyash Rai Embraces India’s Complexity — Episode 307 of The Seen and the Unseen.
16. Economics in One Lesson — Henry Hazlitt.
17. The Worldly Philosophers — Robert L Heilbroner.
18. That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen — Frédéric Bastiat.
19. The Use of Knowledge in Society — Friedrich Hayek.
20. Four Papers That Changed the World — Episode 41 of Everything is Everything (in which Amit talks about Hayek’s essay).
21. The Great Wave off Kanagawa.
22. Deepak VS and the Man Behind His Face — Episode 373 of The Seen and the Unseen.
23. How We Do the Small Things — Amit Varma.
24. Fixing the Knowledge Society — Episode 24 of Everything is Everything.
25. The O-Ring Theory of Economic Development — Michael Kremer.
26. Why Abhijit Banerjee Had to Go Abroad to Achieve Glory — Amit Varma.
27. Amadeus — Milos Forman.
28. Why Talent Comes in Clusters — Episode 8 of Everything is Everything.
29. Imagined Communities — Benedict Anderson.
30. Fixing Indian Education — Episode 185 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Karthik Muralidharan).
31. Accelerating India’s Development — Karthik Muralidharan.
32. An update in 2020 of the Big Stuck in State Capability — Lant Pritchett.
33. The Forging of Bureaucratic Autonomy — Daniel Carpenter.
34. The Godfather — Francis Ford Coppola.
35. Seeing Like a State — James C Scott.
36. Dido and Aeneas — Mark Morris Dance Group.

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Episode art: ‘The Lighthouse’ by Simahina.