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The promise and the perils of globalisation: a conversation with Ian Goldin

By Jonathan Derbyshire  

Goldin_Exceptional People_Goldin author photoIan Goldin is a former vice-president of the World Bank and advisor to President Nelson Mandela. He is now director of the Oxford Martin School and professor of globalisation and development at the University of Oxford. In his new book, “The Butterfly Defect”, co-written with Mike Mariathasan, Goldin explores both the promise and the perils of globalisation. “We are more tightly linked than ever before,” they write.

That unprecedented integration of economic and other systems has brought with it previously unimaginable benefits to substantial portions of humanity. But…

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