Perspectives on global development

Shifting Wealth




Presentation of the Perspectives on Global Development 2010: Shifting Wealth


Summaries of the report




Learn more about Shifting Wealth from OECD Development Centre economists and Non-Resident Fellows.

  • Andrew Mold, Senior Economist at the OECD, discusses emerging economies. Click here to view the video.
  • Homi Kharas, Deputy Director of the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution, states that "the new Asian middle class could replace American and European middle classes as a major driver of the global economy." Watch the video.
  • Yasheng Huang, Professor of International Management at the Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT), believes that "China should abolish rural migrants discrimination so that they can become a driver for growth". Watch the video.



OECD eXplorer


The OECD eXplorer graphical tool is an interactive web application that allows users to explore and visualize the data underlying OECD analysis.  Many of the key findings and the underlying data of the PGD 2010 report "Shifting Wealth" can be found on-line at the OECD Development Centre's PGD eXplorer, where you can see detailed maps, charts, and dynamic graphics.  For a sample of some of the stories featured on the PGD eXplorer, please see the stories embedded below.



Non-Resident Fellows


Taking advantage of its unique position in the OECD, the Development Centre has invited experts from emerging and developing countries to steer and contribute to the Perspectives on Global Development: Shifting Wealth (PGD).


Amar Bhattacharya (India), Director of the Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development (G-24)

Prior to taking up his current position, Amar had a long-standing career in the World Bank.  In his position as Senior Advisor and Head of the International Policy and Partnership Group in the PREM Network, Amar was the focal point for the Bank’s engagement with key international groupings and institutions such as the G7/G8, G20, IMF, OECD and the Commonwealth Secretariat.


Eliana Cardoso (Brazil), Professor of Economics at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo

A former "William Clayton Professor" at the Fletcher School (Tufts University), Eliana was also a Visiting Associate Professor of Economics at MIT, Yale, Georgetown University, and USP. She served as Lead Economist and Sector Manager at the World Bank, as Secretary for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance in Brazil, and as Advisor in the Research Department of the IMF.

Martyn Davies (South Africa), Director, China-Africa Network, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria

Martyn is furthermore Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Advisory (Pty) Ltd, South Africa’s leading research and strategy-consulting firm that specialises in emerging markets. He has provided business strategy solutions on behalf of listed and multinational clients in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. Martyn is the number one ranked analyst in South Africa in the “Other African Economies & Markets” category as awarded by the Financial Mail.


Augustin Fosu (Ghana), Deputy Director at UNU-Wider

Prior to this position, Augustin was at the UN Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, where he served as Director, Economic and Social Policy Division, and as Senior Policy Advisor/Chief Economist. He was furthermore Director of Research of the African Economic Research Consortium, Nairobi. He has published extensively in economic growth and development and in labor economics.

Yasheng Huang (China), Professor at MIT Sloan School of Management

Yasheng's previous appointments include faculty positions at the University of Michigan and at Harvard Business School. He was also a consultant to the World Bank. His primary research interests include human capital formation in China and India, entrepreneurship, as well as ethnic and labor-intensive FDI.

Homi Kharas (Pakistan), Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution

Previously, Homi served as Chief Economist for the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific region, and as Director for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, Finance and Private Sector Development. His research interests are now focused on global trends, East Asian growth and development, and international aid for the poorest countries. He holds a Ph. D. in economics from Harvard University.

Rajneesh Narula (India-Nigeria), Professor, University of Reading Business School

Rajneesh's research and consulting have focused on the internationalisation of innovation, R&D alliances, and the role of multinational firms in industrial development. He is the author or editor of several publications and editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Development Research.

Liliana Rojas Suarez (Peru), Senior Fellow at the Global Centre for Development
Liliana was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for International Economics and  Chief Economist for Latin America at Deutsche Bank. At the Inter-American Development Bank, she was Principal Advisor in the Office of the Chief Economist and held various positions at the International Monetary Fund.


Working Papers and Background Papers


Shifting Wealth has been supported by the contributions of Non-Resident Fellows from Asia, Africa and Latin America.


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