Paul Romer:
The world's first charter city?

TED2011 · 9:13 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Back in 2009, Paul Romer unveiled the idea for a "charter city" — a new kind of city with rules that favor democracy and trade. This year, at TED2011, he tells the story of how such a city might just happen in Honduras ... with a little help from his TEDTalk.

Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, World Bank
Paul Romer's research on catch-up growth in low- and middle-income countries has emphasized the importance of government policies that encourage orderly urban expansion. Full bio
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