Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics

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This series provides the best papers from the Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics, a forum begun in 1989 for discussion and debate of important policy issues facing developing countries. The conferences emphasize the contribution that empirical economic research can make to understanding development processes and to formulating sound development policies. Conference papers are written by researchers in and outside the World Bank. The review process, a mix of internal and external review, is overseen by an Advisory Committee for the series. This series is produced by the World Bank's Development Economics Vice Presidency.

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    Papers and Proceedings of the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics: Supplement to The World Bank Economic Review
    (Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank, 2016-09) Basu, Kaushik; Foster, Andrew; Basu, Kaushik; Foster, Andrew
    This volume contains the Papers and Proceedings of the 26th Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) held on June 15–16, 2015, in Mexico City. The theme of the conference was "Productivity, Growth, and the Law," and it was hosted jointly by the Bank of Mexico and the World Bank. The 2015 ABCDE Organizing Committee was composed of Kaushik Basu (World Bank, Chair), Asli Demirguc¸-Kunt and Indermit Gill (World Bank), Alberto Torres and Laura Juarez (Bank of Mexico), and Andrew Foster (Brown University).
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    Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics—Global 2011 : Development Challenges in a Postcrisis World
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2013-10-11) Sepúlveda, Claudia; Harrison, Ann; Lin, Justin Yifu; Sepúlveda, Claudia; Harrison, Ann; Lin, Justin Yifu
    This volume presents papers from a global gathering of the world’s leading development scholars and practitioners held May 31 - June 2, 2010. Paper themes include: Environmental Commons and the Green Economy, Post-crisis Development Strategy, the Political Economy of Fragile States, Measuring Welfare, and Social Programs and Transfers. Keynote addresses: Elinor Ostrom: Overcoming the Samaritan's Dlimemma in Development Aid -- Torsten Persson: Weak States, Strong States, and Development -- Joseph Stiglitz: Learning, Growth, and Development -- Partha Dasgupta: Poverty Traps
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    Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics--Global 2010 : Lessons from East Asia and the Global Financial Crisis
    (World Bank, 2011) Lin, Justin Yifu
    The Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) is a forum for discussion and debate of important policy issues facing developing countries. The conferences emphasize the contribution that empirical economic research can make to understanding development processes and to formulating sound development policies. Conference papers are written by researchers in and outside the World Bank. This year's ABCDE included sessions on the following themes: industrial policy and development; social capital, institutions, and development; financial crisis and regulation; the road to a sustainable global economic system; and innovation and competition. In light of the global financial crisis, speakers touched on fundamental questions: what caused the current crisis, and how can the world economy recover?Are the standard prescriptions of development economics adequate to the task? Should developing countries alter their basic growth strategies? What is the proper role of the state? Should developing countries reexamine their commitment to free trade? How can global imbalances be rectified (especially between China and the United States)? Within the globalized financial system, how can regulation are improved? In attempting to answer these questions, many of the speakers searched for solutions in the lessons offered by the experience of Korea and other East Asian countries, which reacted with varying degrees of success to the financial crisis of the late 1990s. This volume includes selected papers from the conference as well as keynote addresses by SaKong, chairman of the Korean G-20 summit coordinating committee, and two distinguished economists: Anne Krueger, Stanford University and Johns Hopkins University, and Simon Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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    Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics--Global 2009 : People, Politics, and Globalization
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2010) Lin, Justin Yifu
    The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) brings fresh, innovative perspectives to key problems of development. By providing a forum in which policy makers, academics and leading researchers focus on a common theme, ABCDE plays an important role in advancing debate and shaping the international development agenda. The 2009 ABCDE held June 9-11, 2008, in Cape Town, South Africa, was devoted to 'people, politics, and globalization.' The program included a strong dose of empirical research on the experience of developing countries in all regions of the globe. Speakers addressed such subjects as trade and investment, higher education and high-technology industry, migration and remittances, the interaction between health and economic development, and the political economy of public expenditures.