Development economist to discuss Africa and international capital flow Oct. 31

Dr. Howard Stein

Dr. Howard Stein

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Dr. Howard Stein, professor of Afro-American and African studies and public health at the University of Michigan, will speak on "Africa and the Perversities of International Capital Flows" from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Room 2028 of Western Michigan University's Brown Hall.

Stein is a development economist who wrote the 2008 book, "Beyond the World Bank Agenda: An Institutional Approach to Development." The book examines the evolution of the World Bank agenda and attempts to generate an alternative approach with applications to state formation, financial development and health care policy based on institutional economic theory.

For more information, contact Dr. Sisay Asefa, director of WMU's Center for African Development Policy Research, at or (269) 387-5556.

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