Prof. Stefan Dercon shares development angles at the ‘Chocolate & Coffee Talks’


The embassy of Belgium here in Ethiopia launched the first of a series of discussion events: ‘Chocolate & Coffee Talks’ with an aim of sharing expertise from world class scholars. This time around, discussions were held with the prominent economy and policy professor and author of ‘Gambling on Development’, Stefan Dercon, who was on an Addis Ababa visit.
At the session that gathered various local and foreign stakeholders he presented his book that discusses ‘Development with a Case Study of Ethiopia’.
At the discussions, Stefan articulated why some countries prosper while others fail. He also highlighted why others cannot be found in specific set of policies but rather in key development bargain of the elites.