WIDER Annual Lecture 13
The Trade-Development Nexus in Theory and History

The lecture will explore the theoretical and empirical links between international trade and economic development over a wide range of space and time, drawing on models and ideas based on his previous work and that of others. Special attention will be paid to such topics as the spice trade, the Silk Road, the 'triangular trade' between Europe, Africa and the New World, and the causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolution. Finally it will attempt to make some observations about the current state and future prospects of the world economy.The 13th WIDER Annual Lecture was given by Professor Ronald Findlay in Helsinki on 21st October 2009, under the title ‘The Trade-Development Nexus in Theory and History’.