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William Maloney: The Innovation Paradox

January 5, 2018

William Maloney, World Bank: Returns to Research & Development can be big for developing countries (photo: SUN/Newscom)

While technology is reshaping economies around the world, a recent book published by the World Bank suggests developing countries are missing out on a huge opportunity. In this podcast, economist William Maloney, says the potential returns on investment into Research and Development by developing countries are astounding, and could dwarf international aid flows. Yet, developing country firms and governments invest very little toward realizing this potential. Maloney is Chief Economist for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions in the World Bank Group, and co-author of The Innovation Paradox. He was a guest lecturer at the IMF’s Developing Economies Seminar Series.

William F. Maloney, Chief Economist for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions in the World Bank Group.