Evening Talk

How learning transformed the world: the under-appreciated economic miracle of education in Asia and beyond

The emerging world was poor and illiterate just forty years ago. Today, over 70 per cent of the global middle class resides in the erstwhile poor countries. Much more than is commonly realised, Surjit Bhalla argues that the spread of mass education lies behind this rapid progress. Bhalla's recently released book The New Wealth of Nations argues that global "education wealth", at US$ 330 trillion, now exceeds financial wealth at US$250 trillion, as poor countries for the first time begin to match the education levels achieved by the west. This rapid increase has significant consequences, from reducing global inflation and transforming the role of women to a substantial change in the profile and structure of political elites, as a new middle class vies with the traditional upper strata for power and influence.

Surjit Bhalla - The New Wealth of Nations

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The New Wealth of Nations by Dr. Surjit Bhalla
Copies of this book will be sold at the venue during the event.

Seminar Room 3-4, Level 3, 
Manasseh Meyer Building, 
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
Thu 22 February 2018
05:15 PM - 06:30 PM

Dr. Surjit Bhalla

Dr. Surjit Bhalla

Economist and member of India's Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister

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Mr. James Crabtree

Mr. James Crabtree

Associate Professor in Practice, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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