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Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Conference, 2013: Bridging Rural and Urban Perspectives: Agenda/Papers

 
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May 13 - 14, 2013
MC 2-800, World Bank Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

 

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MONDAY, MAY 13

09.00-9.15: Coffee and registration

09.15-9.30: Opening Remarks: Zoubida Allaoua (World Bank, Director for UDR) and Will Martin (World Bank, Research Manager for DECAR)


SESSION 1: TODAY'S URBAN LANDSCAPE
Chair: R. Mukami Kariuki (World Bank)

9.30-10.00: Sukkoo Kim (Washington University in St. Louis) Changes in the American Landscape. ppt; paper

10.00-10.30: Somik Lall (World Bank) Urbanization in Asia.

10.30-11.00: Julio Berdegué (Latin American Center for Rural Development) Cities, territories and inclusive growth in Latin America. ppt; paper

11.00-11.30: Remi Jedwab, (George Washington University) The Speed of Urbanization: Tales from Europe and Africa. ppt; paper

11.30-11.45: Questions/discussion with audience

11.45-13.00: Lunch


SESSION 2: FORCES OF URBANIZATION
Chair: Stephen Smith (George Washington University)

13.00-13.30: Doug Gollin (University of Oxford) Urbanization with and without Industrialization.  ppt; paper

13.30-14.00: Sukkoo Kim (University of Maryland) Political Centralization and Urban Primacy in the Americas. ppt; paper

14.00-14.30: Vernon Henderson (Brown University) Is African Urbanization Different? ppt; paper

14.30-14.45: Questions/discussion with audience

14.45-15.15: Coffee Break


SESSION 3: COMPETING FOR LAND
Chair: Forhad Shilpi (World Bank)

15.15-15.45: Jan Brueckner (University of California-Irvine) Urban Squatting with Rent-Seeking Organizers. ppt; paper

15.45-16.15: Harris Selod (World Bank) City Structure and Informal Property Rights in West African Cities. ppt; paper

16.15-16.45: Justin Sandefur (Center for Global Development) Land Titling in Urban Slums. ppt; paper

16.45-17.00: Questions/discussion with audience

17.45-21.00: Reception + Dinner (by INVITATION Only). Welcome speech: James Foster (George Washington University)
City View Room (7th Floor Panoramic Room) of the Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St NW (5 minutes by walk)


TUESDAY, MAY 14

SESSION 4: WHO BENEFITS?
Chair: James Foster (George Washington University)

9.00-9.30: Doug Gollin (University of Oxford) Sectoral Productivity Gap in Developing Countries. ppt; paper

9.30-10.00: Peter Lanjouw (World Bank) Poverty and City Size - Is There a Metropolitan Bias? ppt; paper

10.00-10.30: Luc Christiaensen (World Bank) Urbanization and Poverty - Don't forget the Middle. ppt; paper; paper

10.30-11.00: Massimiliano Cali (World Bank) Does Urbanisation Affect Rural Poverty? Evidence from India. ppt; paper

11.00-11.15: Questions/discussion with audience

11.15-11.30: Coffee Break

 
SESSION 5: URBANIZATION AND POVERTY REDUCTION - PANEL
Chair: Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist, MENA Region, World Bank

11.30-12.30: Panelists: Vernon Henderson (Brown University); Ravi Kanbur (Cornell University) ppt, paper; Peter Hazell (SOAS, University of London) ppt; paper

12:30-12:45:
Closing Remarks by Organizing Committee

SIDE EVENT (WEDNESDAY, MAY 15)

   


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