On December 13, the Center for Positive/Empirical Analysis of Political Economy of the Top Global University Project at Waseda University invited Mr. Markus Goldstein, development economist and lead economist at the World Bank, and held a seminar titled, “Property Rights and Economic Growth”. Mr. Goldstein is knowledgeable in agricultural development, environmental resources, public health and gender in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and is one of the researchers who currently lead the field of development economics.
In this seminar, Mr. Goldstein explained how officially implementing the idea of property rights in developing countries could bring positive impact on agricultural production and gender inequality, based on various research he has conducted in Africa. Because of the way Mr. Goldstein gave his presentation, there was an active participation during the Q&A session. The seminar became a great learning experience for all the approximately 50 participants, including students, faculty and the general public.