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Press Conference

  • Anders Borg Minister for Finance, Justin Yifu Lin, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank and Gunilla Carlsson, Minister for International Development Cooperation
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Welcome Address

  • Anders Borg, Minister for Finance, Sweden. Watch the video (available in Windows Media).
  • Justin Yifu Lin, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank. Watch the video (available in Windows Media).
  • Gunilla Carlsson, Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden. Watch the video (available in Windows Media).

Keynote Address

  • Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University, USA. Watch the video (available in Windows Media).

Environmental Commons and the Green Economy

  • Chair: Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University, USA. Speaker 1: Thomas Sterner, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Speaker 2: Ramon Lopez, University of Maryland, USA. Watch the video (available in Windows Media).

Post-Crisis Debates on Development Strategy

  • Chair: Justin Yifu Lin, World Bank. Speaker 1: Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Speaker 2: Shang-jin Wei, Columbia University, USA. Discussant 1: Geoffrey Heal, Columbia University, USA. Discussant 2: Franjo Stiblar, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Watch the video (available in Windows Media).

Weak States, Strong States, and Development

  • Torsten Persson, Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Sweden. Chair: Boris Pleskovic, World Bank. Watch the video (available in Windows Media).

The Political Economy of Fragile States

  • Chair: Joakim Stymne, State Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden. Speaker 1: Stephen Ndegwa, World Bank. Speaker 2: James Fearon, Stanford University, USA. Watch the video (available in Windows Media).

Learning, Growth and Development: A Lecture in Honor of Sir Partha Dasgupta

  • Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University, USA. Chair: Jakob Svensson, IIES, Sweden. Watch the video (available in Windows Media).


New Ways of Measuring Welfare

  • Chair: Ann Harrison, World Bank. Speaker 1: Justin Wolfers, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Speaker 2: Carol Graham, Brookings Institution, USA. Discussant 1: Peter Hammond,Warwick University, UK. Discussant 2: Leonardo Gasparini, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina. Watch the video (available in Windows Media).

Poverty Traps

  • Partha Dasgupta, Cambridge University, UK. Chair: Alan Gelb, Center for Global Development (CGD). Watch the video (available in Windows Media).

Social Programs and Transfers: Are We Learning?

  • Chair: Gerardo della Paolera, Global Development Network (GDN). Speaker 1: Esther Duflo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Speaker 2: Ingrid Woolard, Cape Town University, South Africa. Discussant 1: Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development. Discussant 2: Jane Fortson, Mathematica Policy Research, USA. Watch the video (available in Windows Media).

Development Debate: Development Challenges in a Post-Crisis World

  • Moderator: Stephanie Flanders, BBC Economics Editor Eric Maskin, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, USA. James Mirrlees, C ambridge University, UK. Robert Solow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Watch the video (available in Windows Media).

Closing Ceremony

  • Essay Competition Awards. Closing Remarks, Ann Harrison, Director, Development Policy, Development Economics, World Bank and Joakim Stymne, State Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden. Watch the video (available in Windows Media).

Press Conference

  • Joakim Stymne ; State Secretary, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Ann Harrison, Director, Development Policy, Development Economics, World Bank. Watch the video (available in Windows Media).



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