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University of Juraj Dobrila of Pula
Moderator: Chuck Waterfield
David Roodman, the author of "Due Diligence: An Impertinent Inquiry into Microfinance" and Milford Bateman, the author of "Why Doesn't Microfinance Work? The Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism" will participate in a modified parliamentary style debate moderated by Chuck Waterfield, founder of MFTransparency.
Both participants will address the audience selected question above. These questions were submitted by the community and USAID. Thank you for your participation and we look forward to your continued involvement!
In the first round of the debate, both presenters will have seven minutes each to answer the audience selected question, followed by seven minute rebuttals, and then five minute closing statements. After the debate, there will be a one hour Q&A session.
Industrialization was never an accident but an outcome of a well- crafted industrial policy. Analyzing the capacity and limits of the (developmental) state in the industrialization process and in economic development in general, Murat Yülek’s new book, How Nations Succeed: Manufacturing, Trade, Industrial Policy, and Economic Development, sheds light on how today’s governments can design industrial policy and how they can identify strategic sectors to break out of Low and Middle Income Traps. Explaining technical concepts in understandable terms, the book introduces a stylized industrialization process in four stages and locates different countries on the process map. He illustrates how picking-the-winner type industrial policies –a controversial issue among the economists –have worked in different countries. It also discusses how industrial policy and science, technology and innovation policies should be sequenced for best results. As trade wars and (pre-mature) de-industrialization become the zeitgeist of today, the book shows the links between global (im)balances and economic development explaining export-led growth as well as import-led slowdowns.
On the sidelines of the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings 2019, the Center for Global Development (CGD) and the Bretton Woods Committee (BWC) will co-host this expert panel to discuss the future of the World Bank under its new president, David Malpass. What should top his agenda? What are the most important and urgent issues in the development landscape and what is the role of the World Bank in addressing these challenges? Join us to hear from this panel of global thought leaders offering recommendations for the future of the multilateral system.