CGD Policy Blogs
I gave a book talk last night at an event sponsored by CGAP and the Club de Microfinance de Paris. There were two excellent commentators (and no unexcellent ones): Florent Bédécarrats, who is finishing his Ph.D., and Jérémy Hajdenberg of I&P Conseil, which invests in microfinance. A central point of discussion was how to limit the harm from overly ample outside capital while protecting the constructive role that outsiders can play in building businesses and strengthening governance.
I’ve given many talks on my book in the last two months---in Washington, Seattle, San Francisco, London, Oxford, and (in a few hours) Paris. Predictably, just as on this blog, it’s been stimulating to get feedback from the audience. Questioners have forced me to think about how I say what I mean, and even what I mean.