October 2, 2012

The Economic Education of Suu Kyi

William Pesek, Bloomberg

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Of all the tantalizing about-faces in Myanmar, the economic education of Aung San Suu Kyi may be the most important.

In June, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident shocked many on her first overseas trip after 23 years under house arrest. Suu Kyi warned investors about “reckless optimism” and the pitfalls her country holds for markets. Such comments upset Myanmar’s leaders and unnerved another Nobel laureate: economist Joseph Stiglitz, a Myanmar government adviser, who said she was being too pessimistic.

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