Erik S. Reinert

How Rich Countries Got Rich And Why Poor Countries Stay Poor

Global økonomi

In this refreshingly revisionist history, Erik S. Reinert shows how rich countries developed through a combination of government intervention, protectionism, and strategic investment, rather than through free trade. Yet when our leaders lecture poor countries on the right path to riches, they do so in almost perfect ignorance of the fact that our economies were founded on protectionism long before they could afford the luxury of free trade.

Shortlisted by World Economic Association in their “Top 10 Economics Books of the Last 100 Years” (2016)

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Reinert, erik s.

Erik S. Reinert is professor of Technology Governance and Development Strategies at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, and Senior Research Fellow at NORISS, Norwegian Institute of Strategic Studies, in Oslo. He is Founder and Chairman of the Other Canon Foundation.

His research interests and publications focus around the theory of uneven development, the history of economic thought and policy, and the role of the state in the process of economic development.
As a consultant, his emphasis is on industrial and economic policy, the preconditions and management of innovations, and the relations between financial and production capital.

Professor Reinert, who lectures in five languages, has given seminars and lectures worldwide, and has been visiting professor at ESAN University, Lima, Peru, Universidade Federal do Rio De Janeiro and, at the Asia-Europe Institute of the University of Malaya, Kula Lumpur.