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Economic Growth and Structural Change: Priorities for the Least Developed Countries

 
Location:   Columbia University, Faculty House, Presidential Room 1, New York City
Begins:   Mar 09, 2012 14:00
Ends:   Mar 09, 2012 17:30
Contact Person:   Peter McConaghy

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation | Study Center, Columbia University World Bank UN-OHRLLS Columbia | SIPA

Jointly sponsored by the World Bank, Development Research Group, International Trade and Integration Unit, UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), and Columbia University, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Center.

This event was by invitation only. For more information about the event, please contact Peter McConaghy at pmcconaghy@worldbank.org.

Agenda

2:00pm - 2:20pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Cheick Sidi Diarra
Under-Secretary General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

Ertuðrul Apakan
Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations

Gyan Chandra Acharya
Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations


 

2:20pm - 3:00pm

Keynote Presentation: “Relevance of the New Structural Economics for the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action”

Justin Yifu Lin
Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, World Bank
Presentation (pdf - 878k)


 

3:00pm - 5:30pm

Roundtable: Economic Growth and Structural Change: The Role of Resources, Employment and Growth-Enhancing Trade

Moderator: John S. Wilson
Lead Economist, International Trade Group, Development Economics Research Group, The World Bank; Visiting Fellow, Columbia University APEC Study Center

Panelists:

  • Frannie Léautier
    Executive Secretary, The African Capacity Building Foundation
    Presentation (pdf - 808k)

  • Leonce Ndikumana
    Andrew Glyn Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    Presentation (pdf - 124k)

  • Aaditya Mattoo
    Research Manager, World Bank

Interactive Discussion



The reception was hosted by the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the UN at the Faculty House Garden Room 2 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.



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