Professor Paul Romer joins us to discuss the concept of city as startup, explaining how reform zones can be used as valuable tools in assessing effectiveness of policies for a country. He also touches on the importance of common goals and interests, and the need for a diversity of talent and perspectives in order to build for a future of successful cities.

Paul Romer is Professor of Economics at New York University's Stern School of Business and Director of its Urbanization Project. The Urbanization Project addresses a truly historic challenge and opportunity: welcoming an additional 3 - 5 billion people to urban life in less than a century. The Project's first initiative helps existing cities plan for expansion. Its second initiative fosters the creation of entirely new cities because ... View Profile