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International trade expert to deliver Kinley Lecture Friday

Mark Reutter, Business & Law Editor
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Elhanan Helpman, a professor of international trade at Harvard University, will deliver the David Kinley Lecture in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Friday (April 11).

His lecture, "Growth and Interdependence," will begin at 3 p.m. at 141 Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., Champaign.

Helpman will examine the growth rates among different countries and look at how these growth rates may be interconnected.

Helpman is a founder of "new growth theory" that emphasizes the roles of the economies of scale and imperfect competition. Much of his work is summarized in five books, including two written with Princeton economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman: "Market Structure and Foreign Trade" and "Trade Policy and Market Structure."

Helpman’s talk is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the department of economics and the College of Business.