Innovation requires cities with world class infrastructure. Instead, most cities face an impending investment disaster. Promising plans for city development and infrastructure are put aside due to fiscal constraints, and even the most basic repairs fall by the wayside.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Managing public wealth is a way of boosting cities that have already led to remarkable success in some cities. The key is to unlock a city’s hidden economic wealth. A focus on public wealth shifts attention and resources from short-term spending to investments that can vastly raise the quality of life in the long run.
Centre for Economic Strategy jointly with Kyiv School of Economics and VoxUkraine invites you to the Open Lecture “Maximizing Public Wealth. How to Unlock Hidden Assets to Boost Growth and Prosperity” delivered by Dag Detter, Founder, Detter & Co. He is the co-author of The Public Wealth of Nations, selected as The Economist – Books of the year 2015 and The FT’s best books of the year 2015, as well as the forthcoming book The Public Wealth of Cities due in July 2017.
When: June 23th, 3 pm
Where: KSE, 92-94 Dmytrivska st.
About the speaker:
Dag is specialised on public commercial assets and works as an advisor to investors, local and national governments, as well as international financial institutions to help unlock public wealth. As President of Stattum, the Swedish government holding company, and a Director at the Swedish Ministry of Industry, he led the comprehensive restructuring of the national government portfolio.
Dag has worked extensively as an investment banker and an advisor in Asia and Europe and served as Non-Executive Director on a range of boards of private and public companies.
Dag is the co-author of The Public Wealth of Nations, selected as; The Economist – Books of the year 2015 and The FT’s best books of the year 2015, as well as the forthcoming book The Public Wealth of Cities.