Käte Hamburger Lecture

Good Faith Cooperation? Why Global Cooperation Sometimes Succeeds (and Mostly Not)

Duisburg – 1 July 2015

At the inaugural part of the Centre's Midterm Conference on 1st July Scott Barrett, Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Columbia University, delivered the 12th Käte Hamburger Lecture. In the atmospheric surroundings of the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, he spoke on ’Good faith cooperation? Why global cooperation sometimes succeeds (and mostly not)’. Referring to past successes and failures, Barrett suggests how international cooperation, institutional design, and the adequate use of incentives can work together to ensure the effective delivery of global public goods.

Following the lecture, Margret Thalwitz, former Director for Global Programs and Partnerships at the World Bank and Senior Expert Fellow at the Centre, provided her comments and response. The vivid discussion with the audience afterwards was chaired by Prof. Dirk Messner, Co-director of the Centre and Director of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).

Time: 18:00–20:00 h
Venue: Lehmbruck Museum, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Straße 40, 47051 Duisburg

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