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After seven years of experience with a unilateral trade agreement aimed at stimulating trade between the U.S. and sub-Saharan African countries, the Economic Policy Institute hosted a day-long conference on the winners and losers under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
On Thursday, January 10th, 2008,The International Labor Rights Forum, Global Policy Network and the Center for Research on Multinational Corporations co-hosted the release of a report produced by the Netherlands-based Center for Research on Multinational Corporations that provided the backdrop for a broader analysis and debate on the value of linkage and preference programs un AGOA, and the future of global investment and trade under the New Partnership for Development Act (NPDA).
Congressman Phil Hare (D-IL)
Esther De Haan, Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations
Steve Ouma Akoth, Human Rights and Governance Expert, Kenya
Matsepo Anna Lehlokoana, Organizer, Lesotho Clothing and Allied Workers Union
June Hartley, Activist and International Labor Rights Expert, South Africa
Jeff Vogt, Global Economic Policy Specialist, AFL-CIO
Jayme White, Legislative Director, Office of Congressman Jim McDermott
Carol Pier, Senior Labor Rights and Trade Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Peter Bakvis, Director Washington DC Office, International Trade Union Confederation Kimberly Ann Elliot, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Dan Henkle, Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility, Gap Inc.
Mark Levinson, Chief Economist and Director of Policy, UNITE-HERE
Tony Avirgan, Organizer, Global Policy Network
Bama Athreya, Executive Director, International Labor Rights Forum
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.