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ABCDE Washington 2000

The World Bank's 12th Annual Bank Conference on Developement Economics (ABCDE) took place in April 2000, in Washington, D.C. Conference themes included:

  • New Developement Thinking
  • Crisis and Recovery
  • Corporate Governance and Restructuring -- lessons from transision and crisis
  • Social Security
  • Public and Private Savings

Conference Papers (PDF files)
(Papers are listed in order of presentation:

  1. Joseph Stiglitz -Development at the Millennium (28 pages - 312kb)
  2. Paul Collier, the World Bank -Consensus Building, Knowledge, and Conditionality (31 pages - 74kb)
  3. Dani Rodrik, Harvard University - Development Strategy for the Next Century (42 pages - 91kb)
  4. Jan Willem Gunning, Free University, Amsterdam -Rethinking Aid (22 pages - 78kb)
  5. William Easterly, World Bank -Shaken and Stirred: Explaining Growth Volatility (24 pages - 81kb)
  6. Ricardo Cabellero, Massachusetts Institute of Technology -Creative Destruction in Development: Institutions, Crises, and Reconstruction (40 pages)
  7. Eisuke Sakakibara, former Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Japan -East Asia Crisis—Two Years Later (22 pages)
  8. Daniel Lederman, World Bank -Mexico—Five Years After the Crisis (45 pages)
  9. Janos Kornai, Harvard University/Collegium Budapest -Ten Years After "The Road to a Free Economy": The Author (29 pages - 73kb)
  10. Alexander Dyck, Harvard University -Ownership Structure, Legal Protection, and Corporate Governance (58 pages)
  11. Gerard Roland, Universite Libre de Bruxelles -Corporate Governance Systems and Restructuring: The Lessons from the Transition Experience (46 pages - 103kb)
  12. Geraint Jones, EBRD, London -State Capture in Transition Economies (43 pages)
  13. Ari Kuncoro, University of Indonesia -Devolutionary Reform and Corruption: Micro Observations from Indonesia Xavier Vives, Institut D’Analisi Economica (CSIC) -Imperfect Competition, Risk Taking, and Regulation in Banking (34 pages - 250kb) 
  14. Andrew Powell, Central Bank of Argentina -Can Emerging Market Regulators Establish Credible Discipline? (47 pages - 191kb)
  15. Judy Dean, Johns Hopkins University -Implications of Trade Liberalization for the Environment (34 pages)
  16. Mary Shirley, World Bank -The Politics and Economics of Reforming Urban Water Systems (50 pages - 132kb)
  17. Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang, World Bank and Lixin Colin Xu, World Bank -The Political Economy of Telecommunications Reform (41 pages)
  18. Ronald N. Johnson, Montana State University and Gary Libecap, University of Arizona and NBER -Information Distortion and Competitive Remedies in Government Transfer Programs: The Case of Ethanol (55 pages)
  19. John Ferejohn, Stanford University -A Political Theory of Federalism (76 pages)
  20. Pranab Bardhan, University of California, Berkeley -Commitment, Accountability and Responsibility (44 pages)
  21. Melvin Ayogu, Harvard University -The Political Economy of Infrastructure Investments in Nigeria (39 pages - 451kb)
  22. Robin Burgess, London School of Economics -Land Ownership, Nutritional Welfare and Productive Efficiency in Rural China (31 pages - 247kb)
  23. Klaus W. Deininger, World Bank, Pedro Olinto, World Bank, and Miet Maertens, KU Leuven -Redistribution, Investment, and Human Capital Accumulation: The Case of Agrarian Reform in the Philippines (39 pages)
  24. Thomas Hertel, Purdue University and Bernard Hoekman and Will Martin, World Bank -Towards a New Round of WTO Negotiations: Issues and Implications for Developing Countries (34 pages - 110kb)
  25. Bijit Bora, UNCTAD,Peter Lloyd , University of Melbourne, and Mari Pangestu, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta -Industrial Policy and the WTO (43 pages)
  26. Keith Maskus, University of Colorado and Mohamed Lahouel, University of Tunis -Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Policy in Developing Countries (26 pages - 61kb)