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Lester Thurow has advised presidents and informed the American public on such critical issues as deficit reduction and unemployment for more than 30 years. He has been an economics columnist for many national and international publications including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, and Nikkei Business Japan, and published numerous best-selling books, of which Fortune Favors the Bold (HarperBusiness, 2003) is the latest.
Thurow is Coordinator of MIT Asia-Pacific Initiatives, and Chairman of both the Technion Institute of Management and The Lemelson-MIT Awards Program. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in 1962, where he received his M.A. and took first class honors in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. In 1964, he received a Ph.D.in Economics from Harvard University.
The Emergence of China in the Global Economy
as author at MIT World Series: Back to the Classroom 2004,
Fortune Favors the Bold
as author at Authors@MIT,
Globalization and the Economic Downturn
as author at MIT World Series - IAP - Independent Activities Period,
Knowledge Based Economy and Global Competition: Its Impact on Asia
as author at MIT World Series: Asia Pacific Conference,