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Keynote Address 1: Growth-Mediated Development

Chair: Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD
Speaker: Amartya Sen, Harvard University, USA

Keynote Address 2: Inequality and Social Policy: The Employment Connection

Chair: Christian Masset, Director General of Global Affairs, Development and Partnership, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, France
Speaker: Andrés Velasco, Harvard University, USA

Download: Presentation by Andrés Velasco

Keynote Address 3: Revisiting Labor and Product Market Reforms in France

Chair: Carlos Braga, World Bank
Speaker: Francis Kramarz, Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique (CREST), France

Download: Presentation by Francis Kramarz

Keynote Address 4: Factor Accumulation, Culture and Institutions: Where Do We Stand?

Chair: Ariel Fiszbein, World Bank
Speaker: Daniel Cohen, Paris School of Economics (PSE), France

Download: Presentation by Daniel Cohen

Plenary Session 1: Measuring Inequality of Opportunities

Chair: Augustin Fosu, World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER)
Speakers: John Roemer, Yale University, USA; Vito Peragine, University of Bari, Italy
Discussants: Marc Fleurbaey, Université Paris Descartes France; Francisco Ferreira, World Bank

Download: Paper and Presentation by John Roemer | Powerpoint by Vito Peragine | Powerpoint by Francisco Ferreira | Comments by Marc Fleurbaey

Plenary Session 2: Structural Transformation, Employment Creation and Labor Regulation

Chair: Kalpana Kochhar, World Bank
Speakers: John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland, USA; Francis Teal, Oxford University, UK
Discussants: Cai Fang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Adriana Kugler, Georgetown University, USA

Download: Paper and Presentation by John Haltiwanger | Paper and Presentation by Francis Teal | Comments by Kalpana Kochhar

Plenary Session 3: Human Capital Formation, Training and Youth

Chair: Stefano Scarpetta, OECD
Speakers: Janet Currie, Columbia University, USA; Rodrigo Soares, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Discussants: Pedro Carneiro, University College London, UK; Yaw Nyarko, New York University, USA

Download: Presentation by Janet Currie |Paper and Presentation by Rodrigo Soares | Presentation by Pedro Carneiro | Presentation by Yaw Nyarko

Plenary Session 4: Social Protection, Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction

Chair: Serge Tomasi, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, France
Speakers: Stefan Dercon, Oxford University, UK; Sudarno Sumarto, The SMERU Research Institute, Indonesia
Discussants: Alejandro Gaviria, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; Giorgia Giovannetti, University of Florence, Italy

Download: Paper and Powerpoint by Stefan Dercon | Powerpoint by Alejandro Gaviria | Paper and Powerpoint by Sudarno Sumart | Powerpoint by Giorgia Giovannetti

Plenary Session 5: Gender Equity and Development

Chair: John Martin, OECD
Speakers: Pierre-André Chiappori, Columbia University, USA; Raquel Fernández, New York University, USA
Discussants: Pramila Krishnan, Cambridge University, UK; Ana Revenga, World Bank

Download: Paper and Presentation by Pierre-André Chiappori | Presentation by Raquel Fernandez | Presentation by Pamila Krishnan | Presentation by Ana Revenga

PARALLEL SESSION 1: Skills Toward Employment and Productivity in Developing Countries: From Evidence to Policies

Organizers: Rita Almeida and Jee-Peng Tan, World Bank
Chair: Ariel Fiszbein, World Bank
Speakers: Rita Almeida, World Bank; Adriana Kugler, Georgetown University, USA; and Gary Willmott, Institute for Adult Learning, Singapore

Download: Presentation by Rita Almeida | Paper and Presentation by Gary Willmott | Presentation by Adriana Kugler

PARALLEL SESSION 2: NBER Africa Project: African Economic Successes: What and How?

Organizer: David N. Weil, Brown University, USA
Chair: Augustin Fosu, World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER)
Speakers: William Jack, Georgetown Universtiy, USA; Olga Rostapshova, Harvard University, USA; and David N. Weil, Brown University, USA

Download: Paper and Presentation by David N. Weil | Paper by Olga Rostapshova | Prentation by James Habyarimana and William Jack | | Presentation by Yaw Nyarko | Presentation by Douglas Gollin

PARALLEL SESSION 3: Asset Ownership: Enhancing Women's Control over and Access to Land, Property and Credit

Organizers: Karen Barnes and Patti O'Neill, OECD
Chair: Johannes Jütting, OECD
Speakers: Kelly Dickson, University of London, UK; Herbert Kamusiime, Associates Research Trust Uganda, Uganda; Bereket Kebede, University of East Anglia, UK; and Hema Swaminathan, Indian Institute of Management, India

Download: Presentation by Kelly Dickson | Presentatin by Bereket Kebede | Presentation by Hema Swaminathan

PARALLEL SESSION 4: Poverty and Inequality of Opportunity: Methods and Empirical Applications

Organizer: Peter Lanjouw, World Bank
Chair: Claude Leroy-Themeze, Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry, France
Speakers: Dirk Van de gaer, SHERPPA, Ghent University, Belgium; Francisco Ferreira, World Bank; and Peter Lanjouw, World Bank

Download: Paper and Presentation by Peter Lanjouw | Presentation by Dirk Van de gaer | Presentation by Francisco Ferreira

PARALLEL SESSION 5: Achieving Food Security: A Key Element of Social Protection: How to Insure Against Price and Weather Instability

Organizer: Patrick Guillaumont, Fondation pour les Études et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI), France
Chair: Patrick Guillaumont, FERDI, France
Speakers: Alain de Janvry, University of California—Berkeley, USA and FERDI; Alexander Sarris, University of Athens, Greece and FERDI, France; and Maximo Torero, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Discussants: Pierre Jacquet, Agence Française de Développement (AFD); George Rapsomanikis, FAO; and Désiré Vencatachellum, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Download: Paper and Presentation by Alain de Janvry | Paper and Presentation by Alexander Sarris | Paper and Presentation by Maximo Torero | World Prices Presentation

PARALLEL SESSION 6: Dynamics of Global Poverty and Income Distribution

Organizer: François Bourguignon, Paris School of Economics (PSE), France
Chair: Emile-Robert Perrin, Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry, France
Speakers: François Bourguignon, PSE, France; Maurizio Bussolo, World Bank; Homi Kharas, Brookings Institution, USA; and Branko Milanovic, World Bank

Download: Paper and Presentation by François Bourguignon | Paper and Presentation by Branko Milanovic| Paper and Presentation Homi Kharas | Paper and Presentation by Maurizio Bussolo

PARALLEL SESSION 7: Advances in Poverty Measurement

Organizers: Christopher Garroway and Juan R. de Laiglesia, OECD
Chair: Marco Mira d'Ercole, OECD
Speakers: James Foster, George Washington University, USA; Martin Ravallion, World Bank
Discussants: Gonzalo Hernández Licona, Consejo Nacional de Evaluación de la Política de Desarrollo Social (CONEVAL), Mexico; and Juan R. de Laiglesia, OECD

Download: Pesentation by Juan R. de Laiglesia | Presentation by James Foster | Presentation by James Foster and Miguel Székely | Presentation by Martin Ravallion | Presentation by Gonzalo Hernández Licona

PARALLEL SESSION 8: Social Protection for Inclusive Growth: A Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

Organizer: Giorgia Giovannetti, University of Florence, Italy
Chair: Falilou Fall, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, France
Speakers: Arjan de Haan, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Netherlands; Stephan Klasen, University of Göttingen, Germany; and Yaw Nyarko, New York University, USA

Download: Presentatin by Giorgia Giovannetti| Paper and Presentation by Arjan de Haan| Presentation by Stephan Klasen | Paper and Presentation by Yaw Nyarko

PARALLEL SESSION 9: Structural Reforms, Labor Reallocation and Productivity

Organizers: Andrea Bassanini and Paul van den Noord, OECD
Chair: Stefano Scarpetta, OECD
Speakers: Jens Arnold, OECD; Andrea Bassanini, OECD; John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland, USA; and Adriana Kugler, Georgetown University, USA

Download: Paper and Presentation by Andrea Bassanini | Paper and Presentation by John Haltiwanger| Paper and Presentation by Adriana Kugler | Presentation by Jens Arnold etal.

PARALLEL SESSION 10: Food Price Shocks, Food Security and Potential Policy Responses

Organizer: Will Martin, World Bank
Chair: Gerardo della Paolera, Global Development Network (GDN)
Speakers: Christophe Gouel, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France;
Maros Ivanic, World Bank; and Will Martin, World Bank

Download: Presentation by Will Martin | Presentation by Christophe Gouel | Presentation by Maros Ivanic

PARALLEL SESSION 11: Trends in Higher Education and Youth Unemployment
in the Middle East and North Africa

Organizers: Thomas Melonio, Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and Adriana Jaramillo, World Bank
Chair: Mats Karlsson, World Bank
Speakers: Thomas Melonio, AFD; Adriana Jaramillo, World Bank; and El Mouhoub Mouhoub, Université Paris Dauphine, France

Download: Presentation by Thomas Melonio | Presentation by Adriana Jaramillo | Presentation by El Mouhoub Mouhoub

PARALLEL SESSION 12: Structural Transformation in Africa

Organizer: Remi Jedwab, Paris School of Economics (PSE) and London School of Economics (LSE)
Chair: Justin Yifu Lin, World Bank
Speakers: Sylvain Dessy, Université de Laval, Canada; Douglas Gollin, Yale University, USA; and Remi Jedwab, PSE and LSE

Download: Paper and Presentation by Remi Jedwab | Paper and Presentation by Sylvain Dessy

PARALLEL SESSION 13: Work and Gender Equality in Developing Countries

Organizer: Rana Hendy, Economic Research Forum (ERF), Egypt and Paris School of Economics (PSE), France
Chair: Patti O'Neill, OECD
Speakers: Gaelle Ferrant, University of Paris I and PSE, France; Rana Hendy, ERF and PSE, France; and Rania Roushdy, Population Council, Egypt

Download: Paper and Presentation by Rana Hendy | Paper and Presentation by Rania Roushdy

PARALLEL SESSION 14: Evaluating Cash Transfers—Latin American and African Experience

Organizer and Chair: Linda Kleemann, PEGNet and Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany
Speakers: Robert Darko Osei, University of Ghana, Ghana; Eva Terberger, KfW Development Bank, Germany; and Andrea Vigorito, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Download: Paper and Presentation by Robert Darko Osei | Presentation by Eva Terberger | Paper and Presentation by Andrea Vigorito | PGGNet Link

PARALLEL SESSION 15: Job Creation in Situations of Fragility: Why It Matters and How to Do It

Organizer: Alexander Boehmer, Stephan Massing and Erwin van Veen, OECD
Chair: Samir Makdisi, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Speakers: Chris Cramer, University of London, UK; Alfredo Lazarte-Hoyle, International Labor Organisation (ILO); and Magatte Wade, Independant Consultant, Senegal

Download: Presentation by Chris Cramer | Prsentation by Alfredo Lazarte-Hoyle | Presentation by Magatte Wade

PARALLEL SESSION 16: Understanding Why Social Norms Matter for Policy Making

Organizer: Josefina Posadas, World Bank
Chair: Pierella Paci, World Bank
Speakers: Dante Contreras, Universidad de Chile, Chile; Eliana La Ferrara, Universitá Bocconi, Italy; and Ghazala Mansuri, World Bank

Download: Presentation by Dante Contreras | Presentation by Eliana La Ferrara




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