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William H. Janeway Launches the 2nd Edition of his book:

Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy:
Reconfiguring the Three-Player Game between Markets, Speculators and the State


Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy - Book Launch Invitation

About the Event:

Tuesday 29th May 2018, 6.30pm

Pembroke College, The Old Library, Cambridge

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This event is jointly sponsored by Cambridge University Press, Pembroke College, the Cambridge Economics Faculty, Cambridge-INET Institute, Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance, Judge Business School and The Bennett Institute for Public Policy.

About the Book:

Legendary economist Hyman Minsky identified author William H. Janeway as a “theorist-practitioner” of financial economics; this book is an expression of that double life. Interweaving his unique professional perspective with political and financial history, Janeway narrates the dynamics of the Innovation Economy from the standpoint of a seasoned practitioner of venture capital, operating on the frontier where innovative technology transforms the market economy. In this fully revised and updated edition, Janeway explains how state investment in national goals enables the innovation process and why financial bubbles accelerate and amplify its impact. Now, the digital revolution, sponsored by the state and funded by speculation, has matured to attack the authority, and even the legitimacy, of governments. The populist response in the west, especially in the United States, opens the door for China to seize leadership of the Innovation Economy from America.

Caroline Hoxby

About the Author:

William H. Janeway is a Senior Advisor and Managing Director of Warburg Pincus. He joined Warburg Pincus in 1988 and was responsible for building the information technology investment practice. Dr. Janeway is a director of Magnet Systems and O'Reilly Media. Dr. Janeway is a member of the board of directors of the Social Science Research Council and of the Field Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences and the board of governors of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He is an affiliated member of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge.


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