UNU-WIDER Interview Series: Professor Lant Pritchett

An interview with Professor Lant Pritchett from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, conducted during his visit to Helsinki to deliver a presentation titled 'It’s a Deals World: The Dynamics of Capitalism with Weak Institutions' at a joint UNU-WIDER and HECER seminar. In the interview Professor Pritchett discusses the differing operational dynamics of rules and deals based societies, how to use development funds efficiently, the relationship of economic growth and education, capability traps, isomorphic mimicry in development cooperation, and aid effectiveness.