Professor Erik S. Reinert was invited by Unit G03 of the JRC to talk about his recent book "How Rich Countries Got Rich and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor," published in 2007.
Erik S. Reinert is professor of Technology Governance and Development Strategies at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, and Senior Research Fellow at NORISS, Norwegian Institute of Strategic Studies, in Oslo. He is Founder and Chairman of the Other Canon Foundation, and his research interests and publications focus on the theory of uneven development, the history of economic thought and policy, and the role of the state in the process of economic development.
As a consultant, his emphasis is on industrial and economic policy, the preconditions and management of innovations, and the relations between financial and production capital.
Prof. Erik Reinert's website