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ABCDE Washington 1998

The World bank's 10th Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) took place April 20 - 21, 1998, in Washington, D.C. Conference themes included:

  • The Role of Geography in Development
  • Competition and Regulation Policy
  • Financial Market Liberalization
  • Ethnic Conflicts

Press Release (click link)

Conference Papers (PDF files)

Introduction & Keynote

Is Geography Destiny?

  1. Paul Krugman - The Role of Geography in Development (41 pages)
  2. John Luke Gallup & Jeffery Sachs - Geography and Economic Growth (88 pages)

Competition and Regulation Policy in Developing Economies

Financial Market Liberalization in Developing Economies:
Theory and Practice

Ethnic Conflicts

  1. Donald L. Horowitz - Ethnicity and Development (47 pages)
  2. Paul Collier - Ethnic Divisions and Economic Performance (28 pages)