ABCDE Sweden will take place from May 31–June 2, 2010. The overall theme this year is Development Challenges in a Post-Crisis World and will focus on five broad topics:
- Environmental Commons and the Green Economy
- Post-Crisis Debates on Development Strategy
- The Political Economy of Fragile States
- News Ways of Measuring Welfare
- Social Programs and Transfers: Are We Learning?
- Keynote Address 1: Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University
- Keynote Address 2: Torsten Persson, IIES, Sweden
- Keynote Address 3: Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University
- Keynote Address 4: Partha Dasgupta, Cambridge University
Plenary Topics & Speakers
- Plenary Session 1: Environmental Commons and the Green Economy
Speakers: Thomas Sterner, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Ramon Lopez, University of Maryland, USA
- Plenary Session 2: Post-Crisis Debates on Development Strategy
Speakers: Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA; Shang-jin Wei, Columbia University, USA
- Plenary Session 3: The Political Economy of Fragile States
Speakers: Stephen Ndegwa, World Bank; James Fearon, Stanford University, USA
- Plenary Session 4: News Ways of Measuring Welfare
Speakers: Justin Wolfers, University of Pennsylvania, USA; Carol Graham, Brookings Institution
- Plenary Session 5: Social Programs and Transfers: Are We Learning?
Speakers: Esther Duflo, MIT, USA; Ingrid Woolard, Cape Town University, South Africa
- Development Debate: Development Challenges in a Post-Crisis World
Speakers: Eric Maskin, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, USA; James Mirrlees, Cambridge University, UK; Robert Solow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA; Partha Dasgupta, Cambridge University, UK; Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
World Bank (Development Economics and Chief Economist (DEC) and The Government of Sweden (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Finance)
Conference Manager: Boris Pleskovic (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Conference Assistant: Leita Jones ( email@example.com)
Clarion Hotel Sign
Ostra Jarnvagsgatan 35
101 26 Stockholm
Agenda as of May 2010.
Latest list of papers. Please note that some papers are still pending.
The papers are "draft" conference versions and final papers will be available in the published ABCDE proceedings volume later in the year.
For News Media
Read the May 28 news release.
Registration is now closed for ABCDE Sweden.
Please note that local registration/participation will be handled in Sweden.
– Self Paid Participants Registration Form
Please send registration forms directly to:
Please note that application process for the ABCDE Support Grant is now closed.
– List of candidates selected to receive an ABCDE Support Grant
– Support Grant Call for Applications
– Support Grant Application Form
Please send application forms directly to: