December 17, 2013, Kadir Has University
In association with Department of Economics at Kadir Has University
Louis Putterman is Professor of Economics at Brown University. Putterman conducts research on economic behaviour, economic development, organizations, incentives, and economic systems. His recent research topics include effects of early history on recent levels and rates of growth; industrial enterprise behaviour and employment in China; income distribution; and rural economic development. In recent years, he has been conducting experiments to study trust, reciprocity, cooperation, and preferences regarding the distribution of income. Prof. Putterman holds a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University and a PhD in Economics from Brown University. He received Fulbright and other research awards to conduct research in Tanzania and in China. He has been active in Brown’s Development Studies program, directing its master’s program since 2000 and its undergraduate program since 2005. He was president of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies in 2000-2001. He has written and edited eight books and published over 80 scholarly articles in refereed journals and books. His latest book “The Good, The Bad, and The Economy – Does Human Nature Rule Out a Better World?” was published in 2012.