The Power of Productivity: A Comparison of Russia and India

Bill Lewis spoke at the Global Problems and Solutions Colloquium on Emerging Markets on April 19, 2012 at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. The title of his speech was “The Power of Productivity: A Comparison of Russia and India.”

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Bill Lewis recently retired as a Senior Partner in McKinsey & Co. Inc. after 20 years with the firm. His responsibilities at McKinsey included being the Founding Director of the McKinsey Global Institute. Prior to McKinsey, he was Acting United States Secretary Of Energy and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense.  Earlier he served as Associate Provost at Princeton University and as Senior Financial Officer at the World Bank.  He holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.  He is a member of the Boards of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Committee for Economic Development, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and the Santa Lucia Conservancy.  He is the author of the book The Power of Productivity, University of Chicago Press, 2004.

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