An Autumn Afternoon – 1962 Ozu - The Cinema Archives
Yasujiro Ozu’s An Autumn Afternoon

What is Global Developments?

Global Developments is about economic development, past and present. Occasionally a non-developmental post may sneak in here too.

I’m Oliver Kim, a PhD student in Economics at UC Berkeley. My research is on the rapid rise of the East Asian economies and present-day development in East Africa, with a goal of understanding how we can end poverty. I worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2016-8 and graduated from Harvard College in 2016.

Global Developments is plural in order to recognize the multiplicity of possible paths of development and the historical contingency of the resulting paths, and to interrogate narratives of development as both substantive causal accounts and as epiphenomena of development qua development, and blah blah blah blah blah blah.

Mostly I needed a decent pun.

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Economic development and poverty, past and present.