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Age of Discovery

Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance

By Ian Goldin, Chris Kutarna
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Age of Discovery : Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance  by Ian Goldin, Chris Kutarna

Age of Discovery (2016) looks back at the European Renaissance of 500 years ago to draw parallels with contemporary times. These blinks delve into the good and the bad while providing a deep historical context that has much to teach us about the “New Renaissance” we’re currently experiencing.

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  • Students in search of a historical context that helps explain the current social and economic environment

Ian Goldin is Professor of Globalization and Development at the University of Oxford. He was formerly the vice president of the World Bank, chief executive of The Development Bank of Southern Africa and an adviser to President Nelson Mandela.

Chris Kutarna is a fellow at the Oxford Martin School, specializing in international politics and economics. He previously worked as a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and currently advises senior executives in Asia, North America and Europe.

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