Past Events – Development Economics and Poverty Alleviation

5th Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference

Friday, September 7, 2018 8:30am to 7:30pm Preston Auditorium, The World Bank 1818 H Street, NW Washington, D.C., 20433 Please RSVP to Attend Across the developing world, the growth of cities is outpacing effective policy. Low density land use results in rapidly...

Misallocation, Informality, and Firm Dynamics in Mexico

Santiago Levy Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank Misallocation, Informality, and Firm Dynamics in Mexico Monday, April 23, 2018 5:30 to 7:00pm – Reception to Follow   Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner...

Brazil and China: A Developing Partnership

André Soares is a Counselor at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Board of Directors and Non-Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and David Shambaugh is a professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program at...

4th Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference

Friday, September 8, 2017 Preston Auditorium The World Bank 1818 H Street, N.W., 20433 Washington D.C. DetailsOrganizersSpeakersAgenda This conference hosted by the World Bank, George Washington University (Institute for International Economic Policy) and...

IMF Africa Regional Economic Outlook

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:00am to 12:00pm   Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Commons, 6th floor 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20052 Africa continues to experience great opportunities for growth while also facing several great challenges....

Poverty in India: Issues and Policies

S. Mahendra Dev  Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research International Economic Policy Forum Co-hosted by the International Tax and Investment Center and the GW Department of Economics Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm   Elliott School of...

Vietnam 2035: Toward Prosperity, Creativity, Equity, and Democracy

Bui Quang Vinh Former Vietnam Minister of Planning and Investment Watch the event in English: Watch the event in Vietnamese Tuesday, November 1, 2017 2:00 to 3:30pm Elliott School of International Affairs City View Room, 7th Floor 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20052...

A Discussion with Muhammad Yunus

A Discussion with Muhammad Yunus Nobel Peace Prize winner and Grameen Bank founder Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 to 7:00pm   Lisner Auditorium 730 21st Street Northwest Washington, DC...

Economics and Political Economy of Africa

Thursday, April 28, 2016 Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Commons, 6th floor 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20052 DetailsOrganizersSpeakersAgenda Hosted by the Institute for International Economic Policy at George Washington University, this conference...

The Microfinance Business Model

Jonathan Morduch New York University Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:30 to 2:00pm   Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20052     For information, please contact professor Remi Jedwab...

Third Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference

DetailsOrganizersSpeakersAgenda This conference hosted by the World Bank, George Washington University (Institute for International Economic Policy), the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management, the NYU Urbanization Project, and The Growth Dialogue brings together...

Election Results and Economic Prospects in Myanmar

Thursday, November 19, 2015 9:15 to 10:30am   Elliott School of International Affairs Suite 505 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20052 On November 19th at Elliott School of International Affairs, the Institute for International Economic Policy at The George...

USAID and GW Discuss Ending Extreme Poverty

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:00 to 5:00pm Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20052 As the world achieved the Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty by 2015, developed and developing countries have focused more sharply on the...

Governments and Internet Governance: A Panel Discussion

Monday, January 26, 2015 12:30 to 2:00pm   Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Commons, 6th floor 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20052 Overview: Despite their long experience in global and domestic governance, policymakers from many nations struggle...

2nd Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Research Conference

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 8:30am to 8:00pm   World Bank Headquarters, Washington, D.C This conference hosted by the World Bank, George Washington University (Institute for International Economic Policy), and the Growth Dialogue brings together academics and...

Trade and Development Workshop

Monica Singhal Harvard Kennedy School Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:30 to 2:00pm   John W. Kendrick Seminar Room Room 321 at 2115 G Street NW Washington,...

Trade and Development Workshop

Quamrul Ashraf Williams College Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:30 to 2:00pm   John W. Kendrick Seminar Room Room 321 at 2115 G Street NW Washington,...

Trade and Development Workshop

David McKenzie The World Bank Tuesday, October 7, 2014 12:30 to 2:00pm   John W. Kendrick Seminar Room Room 321 at 2115 G Street NW Washington,...

Trade and Development Workshop

Chris Udry Yale University Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:30 to 2:00pm   John W. Kendrick Seminar Room Room 321 at 2115 G Street NW Washington,...

“Joint Development-Microeconomics Seminar”

Prashant Bharadwaj University of California, San Diego Wednesday, April 2, 2014 12:30 to 2:00pm   John W. Kendrick Seminar Room Room 321 at 2115 G Street NW Washington,...

Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Louise Fox The World Bank Cosponsored by the World Bank Development Research Group and Urbanization Knowledge Platform Tuesday, January 13th, 2014 12:00 to 2:00pm   Lindner Commons, 6th Floor 1957 E Street Washington,...

Trade and Development Workshop

Felix Tintelnot Chicago and Princeton Tuesday, December 3, 2013 12:30 to 2:00pm   The George Washington University Washington,...

Trade and Development Workshop

Adam Storeygard Tufts University Tuesday, November 26, 2013 12:30 to 2:00pm   The George Washington University Washington,...

The Global Food Challenge

Monday, April 23, 2018 5:30 to 7:00pm – Reception to Follow   Elliott School of International Affairs Lindner Commons, 6th floor 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20052 Dr. Shenggen Fan Director General, IFPRI RSVP now This forum will be based on the global...

The Long-Run Effects of the Scramble for Africa

Stelios Michalopoulos Assistant Professor of Economics, Brown University The paper can be found here. Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:30 to 2:00pm   John W. Kendrick Seminar Room Room 321 at 2115 G Street NW Washington,...

Food Price Increases: Causes, Impacts and Responses

Keynote Speaker Alain de Janvry (UC Berkeley) Conference videos to be uploaded soon. Friday September 30, 2011 Elliott School of International Affairs Linder Family Commons Suite 602 1957 E Street NW Washington, DC 20052   8:30-9:00 a.m. – Breakfast...

Volatility in Commodity Markets – Causes and Impacts on the Poor

Joachim von Braun Director of the Center for Development Research (ZEF) and Professor for Economic and Technological Change at University of Bonn, Germany and former Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Dr. von Braun’s...

Emerging Africa: How 17 Countries Are Leading the Way

Steven Radelet Chief Economist, USAID Dr. Radelet’s book can be previewed here. Please find his PowerPoint presentation here. Audio of Dr. Radelet’s presentation can be found here Monday, September 12, 2011 12:30 to 2:00pm   Lindner Commons, 6th Floor...

Petty Corruption

Mukul Majumdar Cornell University Download his paper here. Monday, April 25, 2011 12:30 to 2:00pm   John W. Kendrick Seminar Room Room 321 at 2115 G Street NW Washington,...

Managers’ Mobility, Trade Status, and Wages

Luca David Opromolla Banco de Portugal Hosted by the GWU Department of Economics Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:30 to 2:00pm   John W. Kendrick Seminar Room Room 321 at 2115 G Street NW Washington,...

The Global Economic Crisis: A View from Montenegro

Milorad Katnić Finance Minister, Montenegro The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:00 to 1:00pm   Room 505 1957 E St NW Washington,...

Is There Surplus Labor in Rural India?

Andrew Foster with Mark Rosenzweig Brown University & Yale University Tuesday, March 29, 2011 12:30 to 2:00pm   John W. Kendrick Seminar Room Room 321 at 2115 G Street NW Washington,...

The Libertarian Welfare State

Robert Frank Cornell University Thursday, October 14, 2010 12:30 to 2:00pm   John W. Kendrick Seminar Room Room 321 at 2115 G Street NW Washington,...