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Conference speakers include RISE Research Director Lant Pritchett, Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Vicky Colbert, Jishnu Das, Annie Duflo, James Habyarimana, Kara Hanson, Elizabeth King, Michael Kremer, Karthik Muralidharan, Derek Neal, Pauline Rose, Norbert Schady, and Leonard Wantchekon.
On June 18 from 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., in conjunction with the conference, there will also be a pre-solicitation meeting for potential RISE bidders, including a Q&A with Lant Pritchett about the project’s upcoming call for proposals. To attend the pre-solicitation meeting, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pravin Krishna, Chung Ju Yung Professor of International Economics, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, presented the paper, Trade Policy, Income Risk, and Welfare. Marcelo Olarreaga, Development Economics Research Group, The World Bank, was the discussant.
The Center for Global Development, The Institute for International Economics, The Washington Office of the International Labor Organization, and The Global Fairness Initiative hosted a seminar on "Doubling the Global Work Force: The Challenge of Integrating China, India, and the former Soviet Bloc into the World Economy" with Professor Richard B. Freeman, Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics, Harvard University; Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics; and Director of Labor Studies, National Bureau of Economic Research.
Professor Michael Kremer, Gates Professor of Developing Societies, Harvard University, Non-resident Fellow, Center for Global Development, presented
“The Globalization of Household Production: Development impacts of new schemes for temporary labor migration.” L. Alan Winters, Director, Development Research Group, The World Bank, served as the discussant.
Professor I. William Zartman, Jacob Blaustein Professor of International Organizations and Conflict Resolution, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, presented Civil War: Need, Creed, and Greed. Ibrahim A. Elbadawi, Lead Economist, Development Economics Research Group, World Bank, served as the discussant.
On October 5, 2004 the Center for Global Development presented a discussion titled, Double Standards and Debt Relief: The case for Nigerian IDA reclassification. The event was based on a working paper written by Nancy Birdsall, Todd Moss and Scott Standley. You can view the full text of the paper here.
On October 1, 2004 in the run-up to the World Bank and IMF annual meetings, CGD hosted a discussion on grants vs. loans. The event was a forum for donors and recipients to debate the merits of grants vs. loans in aiding development. It was co-sponsored by the International Finance Corporation, KfW Bankengruppe, Japan Bank for International Cooperation and Agence Francaise de Developpment.
On September 30, 2004 CGD hosted a conversation between Washington Post columnist Sebastian Mallaby and South Africa’s Finance Minister Trevor Manuel. The discussion centered on Mallaby’s book, The World’s Banker: A Story of FailedStates, Financial Crises, and the Wealth and Poverty of Nations, with a special focus on the World Bank’s evolution in the face of NGO criticism. CGD Board Member Jessica Einhorn moderated the event.