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Johannesburg-Gauteng and the uneven world economic system

When: Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Start time:18:00
Enquiries:

Anna.Veileroglou@wits.ac.za / 011 717 1195

Professor Ronald Wall will deliver his inaugural lecture.

In a globalising world, city-regions increasingly compete to attract firms, trade and investment. These ‘place wars' occur at local, regional, national, continental and global scales, aimed at triggering economic growth through competitive advantage in leading industrial sectors. City-regions with the right political, economic, geographic, social and environmental ‘location factors', compete heavily with others to attract these needed resources. This has resulted in a highly uneven world, where a handful of city-regions control much of the world economy, helping boost their economic growth, equality levels and standards of living. However, this uneven distribution is often at the expense of other cities that suffer rising inequality levels. Professor Ronald Wall's inaugural lecture will address these issues and will discuss strategies on how to boost Johannesburg-Gauteng's growth, inclusiveness, equality and international position within the global economic system.

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