Topic 8 is a bit of an event in the form of the annual Peet Strydom colloquium. This year the details are as follows:
EMERGING MARKETS: GROWTH RESILIENCE OR HITTING A LOW GROWTH TRAP
A number of presentations were made on the day. The speakers and themes were:
- Peet Strydom: Emerging Markets: Sustained Growth Versus Low Growth Traps
- Waldo Krugell, China: Political and Market Pressure Towards a New Growth Paradigm
- Raymond Parsons, Political economy and Growth Disappointment in South Africa
- Andre Duvenhage, Service Delivery Failure and Flirting with New Development Models by Political Elites in South Africa.
Your blog assignment is a reporter’s post covering the colloquium. But don’t just report what was said, that the ideas presented there and make your point – do you think that emerging markets will carry the world economy, or will they get stuck in a low growth trap?