Charles Cooper and Amilcar Herrera
The Charles Cooper lecture series continues the tradition of the Amilcar Herrera public lectures at the UNU-Institute for New Technologies. They pay tribute to an entire generation of economists who, dissatisfied with the analysis of technology in mainstream economics, began to develop alternative theories on the role played by technology in development. All contemporaries and close colleagues of Amilcar Herrera, they included Charles Cooper, Christopher Freeman, Francisco Sercovich, Frances Stewart, Constantine Vaitsos, Sanjaya Lall, Linsu Kim, and Miguel Wionczek.
Many of these great thinkers collaborated in the now classic 1973 book: Science, Technology and Development, edited by Charles Cooper, in which Amilcar Herrera contributed a chapter entitled ‘Social Determinants of Science Policy in Latin America: Explicit Science Policy and Implicit Science Policy’. Some of these scholars were also intimately associated with the UNU Research and Training Institute, which Cooper set up in Maastricht in 1990.
Charles Cooper Lectures
2018, From creative destruction to destructive creation by Luc Soete
2013, Dynamic Capability: The Concept and How It Helps Us Understand Economic Change by Sidney G. Winter
2011, Economic Development As An Evolutionary Process by Richard Nelson
2009, Science and technology in South Africa: Past performance and future prospects by David Kaplan
2008, Playing in invisible markets: Innovating to harness the power of the poor by Shyama V. Ramani
2007, The Challenge of the Asian Drivers: From Industrial to Innovation Policy by Raphie Kaplinsky
Amilcar Herrera Lectures
2005, Climate Change: A Political Quagmire? by Eugene Skolnikoff
2004, The role of New Technologies in Achieving the UN Millenium Development Goals by M S Swaminathan
2002, Sources of Innovation in Developing Economies: Reflections on the Asian Experience by Nathan Rosenberg,
2001, Technological Revolutions and Opportunities for Development as a Moving Target by Carlota Perez