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  • 4-May-2016

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    Mega-regionalism and Developing Economies - Michael G. Plummer

    For the past half century, trade has made substantial contributions to development in many economies, making a vibrant trading system a global priority. Yet world trade growth is now decelerating, while the complex challenges of today’s trading environment and divergences across WTO members have stymied progress on further liberalization at the WTO.

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  • 12-April-2016

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    Crisis Prevention and Management: Lessons from the IMF - Ruben Lamdany

    Ruben Lamdany will discuss the evaluations conducted by the Independent Evaluation Office on IMF performance in the run up to and following the financial crisis. He will identify the main factors that prevented the IMF from warning about mounting risks and vulnerabilities ahead of the crisis, and of the obstacles that it faced during its aftermath.

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  • 8-April-2016

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    Building the Social-ecological transition - Eloi Laurent

    For our well-being to become sustainable in the 21st century, we need to build not just an ecological, but a social-ecological transition - one that responds to global environmental change by social progress - sustained by three pillars: justice, employment and social protection.

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  • 17-March-2016

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    Sustainable Development Goals: Are the rich countries ready? - Christian Kroll

    At the largest summit in history, the heads of state of 193 UN member countries agreed last year in New York on 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) to guide public policy from 2016 - 2030.

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  • 9-March-2016

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    The OECD and the Making of the Economic Growth Paradigm - Matthias Schmelzer

    In modern society, economic growth is considered to be the primary goal pursued through policy making. But when and how did this perception become widely adopted?

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  • 4-March-2016

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    Navigating the Digital Economy to Drive Productivity and Growth: Better Measurement, Broader Investment and a Little More Patience - Bart van Ark

    For more than a decade now, advanced economies have been faced with a huge conundrum: as the economy seems to be digitizing at an unprecedented pace, why don’t we see it through much faster economic growth and productivity increases?

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  • 25-February-2016

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    How can Foreign Investment promote Inclusive Development? - Rodrigo Wagner

    Not all dollars of FDI have the same value for a country. Governments would like to know the externalities created by these investments and need to prioritize their scarce resources to facilitate some of those.

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  • 11-February-2016

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    Exploring the Innovation-Growth-Inequality Nexus - Philippe Aghion

    In this presentation Professor Aghion will explore the links between innovation, growth and inequality. The extent to which innovation affects inequality depends on the measure chosen whether it be top income inequality, distance to equality measures like the Gini coefficient, or (the lack of) social mobility.

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  • 8-February-2016

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    Productive Bubbles - William H. Janeway

    Speculative Bubbles emerge wherever markets exist for trade-able assets. Bubbles can be differentiated along two dimensions: the object of speculation and the locus of speculation.

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  • 27-January-2016

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    Nowcasting and the Role of Big Data in Short-Term Macroeconomic Forecasting - Peter Richardson

    Whereas Big Data provide new and unique insights into high frequency macroeconomic activities and on a timely basis, their uses to date for macroeconomic forecasting have been relatively limited, with varying degrees of success.

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