'Global and Developing Country Business Cycles'

International Institute of Social Studies
Start date

Monday, 24 Sep 2018, 16:00

End date

Monday, 24 Sep 2018, 18:00

Aula B
International Institute of Social Studies
Eri Ikeda

The rector of the International Institute of Social Studies requests the pleasure of your company at the Public Defence of the PhD by Eri Ikeda

Short thesis abstract

The purpose of the study is to identify and explain the phenomena of so-called business cycles in developing countries.

The justification for doing so is, on the one hand, the observation that developing countries appear to be displaying cyclical patterns in their economic activity which are increasingly corresponding to such patterns in the advanced countries, and, on the other hand, the relative dearth of studies of cycles in these countries – the developing countries. It is this lacuna that the present study attempts to contribute to filling.

Doctoral Committee


Professor Inge Hutter

Doctoral dissertation supervisor

Professor Peter van Bergeijk


Dr Howard Nicholas

Members of the Full Doctoral Committee

Professor Dana Gabor, University of the West of England, Bristol

Dr Angela Wigger, Radboud University

Dr Servaas Storm, TU Delft

Professor Irene van Staveren, ISS

Professor Rolph van der Hoeven, ISS


The Public Defence will take place on Monday 24 September 2018. The ceremony will begin promptly at 16.00 hrs in the Auditorium of the ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague. The doors will be closed after the start of the Public Defence, but will be briefly opened after the candidate’s introduction to allow latecomers to enter.

The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Atrium of the ISS

Professors are invited to join the academic procession.


This Public Defence may broadcast on ISS livestream. If so, you will be able to watch the Public Defence live at www.iss.nl/live and later on on the ISS YouTube channel