12/03/2024 - Economic Development in East Asia: Perspective of Market, State Capacity, and Society

The Department of Asian Studies cordially invites to a public lecture titled "Economic Development in East Asia: Perspective of Market, State Capacity, and Society".

This lecture examines economic development in East Asia from a historical perspective. Three theoretical approaches are introduced. Firstly, the lecture reviews the neoclassical view on economic development in East Asia, stressing market function. Secondly,  the lecture examines the Statist’s view, emphasizing state capacity (the role of the state) in economic development. Thirdly, the institutionalist’s view, highlighting the state-society relationship, is introduced. Lastly, the lecture explores a comparative analysis between Southeast Asia and Central and Eastern Europe.

WHEN: 12 March 2024, 10:30–11:50

WHERE: MUP Prague-Strašnice building, Dubečská 900/10, Prague, Room 206

SPEAKER: Kaoru Natsuda, Professor at the College of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia-Pacific University, Japan

Prof. Natsuda is an expert on international political economy and development, and specializes in industrial policy, industrial development, the automotive industry, the textile and garment industry, and political economy in Asia and Central Europe.  He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Sydney and MA from University of Bradford. He has been widely published in the most prestigious academic journals, and his latest book titled “Automotive industrialisation: Industrial policy and development in Southeast Asia” was published by Routledge in 2020.

Lecture is open to public, no registration needed.