Filley-Garey lecture is April 7

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Filley-Garey lecture is April 7

Uma Lele
Uma Lele

Uma Lele, 2017 recipient of the Dr. B.P. Pal Memorial Award for Excellence in Agricultural Sciences, will present this year’s Filley-Garey lecture at 3 p.m. April 7 in the East Union, Arbor Suite. A reception will follow.

The presentation is titled “Incentives and Rewards to Innovation in a Rapidly Changing Global Environment” and is free and open to the public.

Lele, a development economist and independent scholar, is a fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, member of the international advisory panel for the Daugherty Water for Food Institute and is a former senior advisor to the World Bank.

In the presentation, Lele will outline how, and how well, developing regions are undergoing changes in incentives for rapid broad based and sustainable growth. She will also talk about how this in the context of the highly different resource endowments and the departure from the traditional concept of structural transformation. Lele will assert that social science research is sorely needed, but lacking.

Lele has a doctoral degree from Cornell University and four decades of experience in research, operations, policy analysis and evaluation in the World Bank, universities and international organizations. She has received numerous honors, including the apex award of India’s National Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

The Filley-Garey Lecture is an annual event, funded by the family of H. Clyde Filley and Bud Garey.

The lecture will be recorded and can be viewed online.

For more information, contact Wei Wei Heselton at 402-472-1913 or

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