This week’s guest on the Innovative Governance Podcast is Santiago Gangotena. Santiago founded the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, the first entirely private university in Ecuador. In this episode we discuss how Santiago built the Universidad San Francisco de Quito from scratch, attracted thousands of students, and dealt with challenges posed by the government and other universities.Read More
Devon Zuegel is a writer and software engineer living in San Francisco. She writes about cities, tech, and is part of the YIMBY movement. Our conversation goes from walkable cities, to the need for weirdness, to what cities are overrated and underrated.Read More
Lotta Moberg completed a PhD in economics at George Mason University. She wrote a wonderful book, The Political Economy of Special Economic Zones. Our discussion ranges from the benefits of special economic zones, to the failures of special economic zones, to what the future of special economic zones can bring.Read More
Mwiya Musokotwane is building a new city in Zambia, and raising capital to expand the model throughout Africa. He is the co-founder and CEO of Thebe Investment Management, which is building Nkwashi, a new city project. Our discussion ranges from new city projects, to African development, to state capacity.Read More
Paul Collier is a professor of economics and public policy in the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. He is also a director of the International Growth Centre, the director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, and a fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford.
He is a prolific author, his most recent book being on the refugee crisis. He has also written extensively on the world’s poorest, immigration, and the environment. He recently wrote a report with Tim Besley, under David Cameron about how low income countries could escape the fragility trap, drawing on the state capacity literature.
Our discussion ranges from development to state-building, to the benefits, and sometimes perils of democracy.Read More
The sixth guest for the Innovative Governance Podcast is Patrik Schumacher. Patrik is the Principal at Zaha Hadid Architects. Originally a socialist, the financial crisis made him rethink his views, turning him into a libertarian. He has stirred up controversy in architectural circles for his pro-market views, and recently began advocating for free private cities.Read More
Our fifth guest for the Innovative Governance Podcast is Glen Weyl. He has a new book written with Eric Posner, Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society where he argues that we should rethink our current property rights regime in favor of property rights that are based on auctions and would lead to greater allocative efficiency.
- Radical Markets
- William Vickrey
- Mechanism design
- Armen Alchian
- Henry George
- Progress and Poverty
- Coase Theorem
- Matt Kahn on Weyl and charter cities
- Armen Alchian
- Vitalik’s blog post
Alexander Salter is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Rawls College of Business, and the Comparative Economics Research Fellow with the Free Market Institute, at Texas Tech University. In this podcast we have a wide ranging discussion about private governance, liberalism, the origin of the state, and the future of governance.Read More
Patri Friedman is the Founder of the Seasteading Institute and one of the early movers in the innovative governance space. Our talk delves into the economics of seasteading, to the history of the movement, to how the world has changed and become more open to innovative governance projects.Read More
Kilian Kleinschmidt is a humanitarian and entrepreneur. He worked for UNHCR for 25 years in different disaster zones including Mogadishu and South Sudan. He currently runs a consulting firm and is trying to change the humanitarian paradigm to empower refugees and others in need.Read More