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A Panel Discussion Featuring David Hirschmann
Professor, School of International Service
Dean, School of Foreign Service
Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics, Wellesley College
Chairman, CGD Advisory Group
Faculty Director, Master of Development Policy Program
Chaired by Michael Clemens
Center for Global Development
Interest in international development education has increased dramatically over the past decade, sparking a wave of new undergraduate courses and concentrations and dozens of new graduate degree programs. Are these new courses and programs meeting the needs of the next generation of development experts? Amidst so many new programs what differentiates one option from the next? How should these programs evolve?
To address these questions, CGD will host four leaders in development education to discuss how this changing academic landscape is influencing development education and how they hope the field will continue to progress. Lindauer has recently completed the 7th edition of his seminal text book Economics of Development and will share his thoughts on how undergraduate education in development has evolved. Hirschmann, Lancaster, and Wiebe will share their insights on the evolution of graduate degree programs in development, and on future directions for these programs.
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.