In Pursuit of Development

The need to politicize development economics — Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven

Episode Summary

Dan Banik speaks with Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven on the state of development economics as a discipline, the limitations of Randomized Control Trials, and why mainstream economists have difficulty understanding racialized inequalities.

Episode Notes

Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven's research focuses on the role of finance in development, structural features of underdevelopment, the political economy of development (including the role of international institutions), and critically assessing the economics field.

Dr. Kvangraven is currently an Assistant Professor in International Development at the University of York’s Department of Politics. She is the founder and editor of  Developing Economics and founder and steering group member of Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ).