Productivity and long term growth

Seminar: Growth performance and sustainability in the enhanced engagement countries

 

Much has been said about the engines of growth in the Enhanced Engagement (EE) countries. But there is relatively scant forward-looking analysis on the sustainability of growth in these countries.

The Economics Department organised a seminar on 24 September 2009 to bridge this gap in the policy debate by identifying potential sources of growth in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa, as well as policy challenges for sustaining long-term growth in these countries.

 AGENDA

Welcome remarks

Mr. Andrew Dean, Director, Country Studies, OECD Economics Department

 

Session 1: Country experiences: Brazil, China and India

Chair: Mr. Eric Burgeat, Director, Centre for Co operation with Non Members, OECD

 

 Brazil

Speaker: Ms. Eliana Cardoso, University of São Paulo, Brazil, and World Bank

Discussant: Mr. Luiz de Mello, OECD Economics Department

Presentations: A brief history of Brazil's growth by Eliana Cardoso and Vladimir Teles

Comments on the presentation by Luiz de Mello

Floor discussions

 

 China

Speaker: Mr. Gang Fan, National Economic Research Institute, China

Discussant: Mr. Richard Herd, OECD Economics Department

Presentation: Growth Pattern and its Sustainability: China Towards 2020 by Gang Fan

Floor discussions

 

 India

Speaker: Mr. Arvind Virmani, Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, India

Discussant: Ambassador Dominic Martin, UK Delegation to the OECD

Presentation: India’s Growth Acceleration: The Third Phase! by Dr. Arvind Virmani

Floor discussions

 

Session 2: Country Experiences: Indonesia and South Africa

Chair: Mr. Andrew Dean, Director, Country Studies, OECD Economics Department

 

 Indonesia

Speakers: Mr. Muhammad Chatib Basri, Institute for Economic and Social Research, University of Indonesia, and Mr. Sjamsu Rahardja, World Bank, Jakarta

Discussant: Mr. Kiichiro Fukasaku, OECD Development Centre

Presentations: Indonesia navigating beyond recovery: Growth strategy for an archipelagic country by Mr. Chatib Basri and Sjamsu Rahardja

Comments on the presentation by Kiichiro Fukasaku

Floor discussions

 

 South Africa

Speaker: Mr. Johannes Fedderke, University of Cape Town

Discussant: Mr. Geoff Barnard, OECD Economics Department

Presentations: Sustainable Growth in South Africa by Johannes W. Fedderke

Comments on the presentation by Geoff Barnard

Floor discussions

 

Panel discussions

Chair: Mr. Val Koromzay, former Director, Country Studies, OECD Economics Department

Speakers: Prof. Eliana Cardoso, Mr. Gang Fan, Mr. Arvind Virmani, Mr. Sjamsu Rahardja and Prof. Johannes Fedderke

 

Closing remarks

Mr. Val Koromzay, former Director, Country Studies, OECD Economics Department, and Mr. Andrew Dean, Director, Country Studies, OECD Economics Department

 

 

 

Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe