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Alleviating Poverty by Freeing the World of Economic Distortions

Mon, Jun 22, 2015, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

Alleviating Poverty by Freeing the World of Economic Distortions

Shanker A. Singham
Managing Director, Competitiveness and Enterprise Cities Project at Babson Global

Monday, June 22
4:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 
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This talk will explore the issue of how economic distortions, regulatory barriers, and other government restraints reduce the wealth of nations and push citizens into poverty. Mr. Singham will explain ways in which these “Anti-Competitive Market Distortions” or ACMDs can be reduced, and the impact on the global economy of such reduction. The discussion will also cover how this agenda ensures the preservation of U.S. national security interests, lifts people out of poverty, and creates jobs, opportunity and hope for the world’s people.

Shanker A. SinghamCurrently the Managing Director of the Competitiveness and Enterprise Cities Project at Babson Global, the commercial arm of Babson College, Shanker A. Singham has a wealth of experience in trade, competition and regulatory systems. He is one of the most experienced and well known international trade and competition lawyers in the world, having authored the leading text book on the subject of trade, competition and regulatory frameworks. He has led the market access practices of two prominent law firms, most recently a top ten global law firm, Squire Sanders, and he has represented multinational companies and governments. He is a cleared advisor to the United States Trade Representative and Department of Commerce, and is a Non-Government Advisor to the International Competition Network. He has also been a senior trade and economics advisor to a number of political candidates from Governor Lawton Chiles and Governor Buddy McKay in Florida to Governor Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012.