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The Policy Research Talks showcase the latest DEC research findings and their implications for Bank operations. The goal of the monthly event is to facilitate a dialogue between researchers and operational staff, so that we can challenge and contribute to the Bank's intellectual climate and re-examine conventional wisdom in current development theories and practices. The 5 cross-cutting themes are Science of Delivery; Job Creation, Competitiveness and Productivity; Risk Management and Vulnerability; Inclusion and Shared Prosperity; and International Cooperation and Global Public Goods. To register or to get more information, please e-mail research@worldbank.org.

 
UPCOMING TALKS

 RISK MANAGEMENT AND VULNERABILITLY

Combatting Crime and Violent Extremism Using Forensic Economics
Date
: April 18, 2016, 10:30–12:00PM
Venue:  MC 2-800, World Bank Headquarters
SpeakerQuy-Toan Do, Senior Economist, Research Department
Discussant: Saroj Kumar Jha, Senior Director, Fragility, Conflict, Violence and Forced Displacement Group
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

Event information
 

 RISK MANAGEMENT AND VULNERABILITLY

An Environmental Detective Story: Uncovering the Visible and Not-So-Visible Threats from Climate Change
Date
: May 23, 2016, 12:30–2:00 pm
Venue: MC 2-800, World Bank Headquarters
Speaker: Susmita Dasguta, Lead Environmental Economist, Research Department
Discussant: Paula Caballero, Senior Director, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of  Research

Event information

PAST TALKS
COMPETITIVENESS AND PRODUCTIVITY

Unleashing the Next Engine of Growth: A Services Trade Agenda beyond Doha and the Trans-Pacific Partnership 
Date: 
March 7, 2016
Speaker: Aaditya Mattoo, Research Manager, Trade and International Integration, Research Department
Discussant Anabel Gonzalez, Senior Director, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research 

Story (forthcoming) | Video | Presentation | Event information

SCIENCE OF DELIVERY 

Exploring the Second Strand of Behavioral Economics
Date
: February 22, 2016
Speaker: Karla Hoff, Lead Economist, Research Department
Discussant: Roberta Gatti, Lead Economist, Social Protect & Labor Global Practice
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research 

Story  ( English | Español ) | Video | PresentationWorking Paper |  Event information

SCIENCE OF DELIVERY

The Social Observatory: Developing a Science of Adaptive Delivery
Date:  December 8, 2015
SpeakerVijayendra Rao, Lead Economist, Research Department
Discussant: Shobha Shetty, Practice Manager, Food and Agriculture, South Asia Region
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

Story | Video | Project Video | Presentation | Event information

 

INCLUSION AND SHARED PROSPERITY

Measuring Global Poverty: Past, Present, and Future
Date: November 30, 2015
Speaker: Francisco Ferreira, Senior Adviser, Research Department
Discussant: Jan Walliser, Vice President, Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions Global Practice at the World Bank
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research 

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INCLUSION AND SHARED PROSPERITY

The Big Push toward Universal Health Coverage: Metrics, Data, and Impact
Date
: October  2015
Speaker: Adam Wagstaff , Research Manager, Human Development and Public Services
Discussant: Tim Evans, Senior Director for the Health, Nutrition, and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

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SCIENCE OF DELIVERY

Should We Just Give People Cash?
Date:
September 2015
Speaker: Berk Ozler, Senior Economist, Research
Department
Discussant: Keith Hansen, Vice President of the Education;
Health; and Social Protection & Labor Global Practices
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

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RISK MANAGEMENT AND VULNERABILITLY

Institutional Investors: From Myth to Reality
Date: June 1, 2015
Speaker: Sergio Schmukler, Lead Economist
Discussant: Roberto Rocha, Senior Adviser, Middle East
and North Africa, World Bank
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

Story | Video | Presentation | Discussant's Presentation (PDF)

INCLUSION AND SHARED PROSPERITY

Well-fare Economics of Groundwater Development
Date: May 12, 2015
Speaker: Hanan Jacoby, Lead Economist
Discussant: Richard Damania is a Lead Environmental Economist in the World Bank
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

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 INCLUSION AND SHARED PROSPERITY

Making Index Insurance Work for the Poor
Date
: April 7, 2015
Speaker: Xavier Gine, Lead Economist
Discussant: Carlos E. Arce, Economic Development Consultant and former Senior Economist, Agriculture & Environmental Services Department
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

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INCLUSION AND SHARED PROSPERITY

Does Microfinance Still Hold Promise for Reaching the Poor? Facts and (A Little) Speculation
Date
: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Speaker: Robert Cull, Lead Economist, Research Department
Discussant: Sebastian-A Molineus, Director, Finance & Markets Global Practice
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

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RISK MANAGEMENT AND VULNERABILITLY

Love, Behavior, and Incentives in the Time of HIV/AIDS
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Speaker: Damien de Walque, Senior Economist, Research Department
Discussant: Marelize Gorgens, HIV Trust Fund Program Manager
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

Story | Video | Presentation

RISK MANAGEMENT AND VULNERABILITLY

Managing Food Price Volatility
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Speaker: Will Martin, Research Manager, Research Department
Discussant: Anabel Gonzalez, Senior Director, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

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INCLUSION AND SHARED PROSPERITY

Employment, Demographic Change, and Well-Being: Avoiding Poverty among the Elderly in Aging Populations
Date
: Monday, November 17, 2014
Speaker: John Giles, Senior Economist, Human Development and Public Services Team, Research Department
Discussant: Xiaoqing Yu, Director, Social Protection and Labor Global Practice
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

Story | Video |Presentation 

Inclusion and Shared Prosperity

A Measured Approach to Ending Poverty and Boosting Shared Prosperity: Concepts, Data, and the Twin Goals
Date
: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Speaker: Peter Lanjouw, Research Manager, Poverty and Inequality, Research Department
Discussant: Ana Revenga, Senior Director, Poverty Global Practice
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

Story | Video | Report


RISK MANAGEMENT AND VULNERABILITLY

A “Wicked Problem”: Controlling Global Climate Change
Date
: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Speaker: Michael Toman, Lead Economist on Climate Change and Manager of the Energy and Environment team, Research Department
Discussant: Marianne Fay, Chief Economist for Climate Change
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

Story | Video | Presentation


Aart Kraay
INCLUSION AND SHARED PROSPERITY

Growth, Inequality and Social Welfare: Cross-Country Evidence
Date
: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Speaker: Aart Kraay, Senior Research Adviser, Research Department
Discussant: Marcelo Giugale, Senior Director, Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management Global Practice
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

Story | Video | Presentation


William Maloney
JOB CREATION, COMPETITIVENESS AND PRODUCTIVITY

Five Growth Mysteries in Search of a Broader Innovation Policy
Date: Monday, May 19, 2014
Speaker: William Maloney, Lead Economist, Macroeconomics & Growth Team, Research Department
Discussant: Gerardo Corrochano, Director, Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, Finance and Private Sector Development Network
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

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INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND GLOBAL PUBLIC GOODS

Twenty-First Century Trade Policy: Pushing the Limits of International Cooperation
Date
: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Speaker: Chad Bown, Lead Economist, Trade and International Integration Team, Research Department
Discussant: Sudhir Shetty, Director, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, East Asia and Pacific Region
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

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Deon FilmerINCLUSION AND SHARED PROSPERITY

Schooling and Learning: Understanding Inequalities and What To Do About Them
Date
: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Speaker: Deon Filmer, Lead Economist, Human Development and Public Services Team, Research Department
Discussant: Jesko Hentschel, Sector Director, Human Development, South Asia Region
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

Story | Video | Presentation


Mary Hallward-Dreimeier
INCLUSION AND SHARED PROSPERITY

Empowerment and Economic Opportunities: What Works
and for Whom?
Date: February 18, 2014
Speaker: Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Lead Economist, Finance and Private Sector Development Team, Research Department
Discussant: Jeni Klugman, Director, Gender and Development
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

Story | Video | Speaker Presentation | Discussant Presentation (PDF)

Philip Keefer
INCLUSION AND SHARED PROSPERTY

Organizing for Peace and Prosperity:
Collective Action and Development
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Speaker: Philip Keefer, Lead Economist, Macroeconomics and Growth Team, Research Department
Discussant: Joel Hellman, Director, Global Center on Conflict, Security and Development
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

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INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND GLOBAL PUBLIC GOODS

Patterns of Global Migration and Opportunities for Policy Makers
Date
: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Speaker: Caglar Ozden, Senior Economist, Trade and International Integration, Develoment Research Group
Discussant: Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa Region
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

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Branko Milanovic
INCLUSION AND SHARED PROSPERITY

Global Income Inequality: Current Patterns, Future Trends, and Implications for the Bank
Date:
October 15, 2013
Speaker: Branko Milanovic, Lead Economist, Poverty and Inequality Program, Develoment Research Group
Discussant: Augusto Lopez-Claros, Director, Global Indicators and Analysis
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

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Branko Milanovic
INCLUSION AND SHARED PROSPERITY

Leveraging Land Policies for Equity, Growth, and Transparency
Date
: September 5, 2013
Speaker: Klaus Deininger, Lead Economist, Agriculture and Rural Development, Develoment Research Group
Discussant: Zoubida Allaoua, Director, Urban and Disaster Risk Management, Sustainable Development Network
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

Story | Video | Presentation (PDF)


David McKenzie 2013
JOB CREATION, COMPETITIVENESS AND PRODUCTIVITY


What should we do about informal firms? Why de Soto is half-right and the IRS half-wrong
Date: July 9, 2013
Speaker: David McKenzie, Lead Economist, Finance and Private Sector Development, Develoment Research Group
Discussant: Marialisa Motta, Director, Financial and Private Sector Development (FPD), Latin America and Caribbean Region (LAC), and FPD Investment Climate Global Practice
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

Story | Video | Presentation
 

SCIENCE OF DELIVERY


Taking Context Seriously: Expanding the Range of Ideas, Methods and Strategies to Enhance Development Effectiveness
Date: June 25, 2013
Speaker: Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Development Specialist, Develoment Research Group
Discussant: Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Sector Director of Sustainable Development, East and North Africa Region
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

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SCIENCE OF DELIVERY


Delivering Education: How the Rise of Private Schooling Changes Everything
Date: May 16, 2013
Speaker: Jishnu Das, Senior Economist, Develoment Research Group
Discussant: Elisabeth King, Director of Education, Human Development Network
Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Director of Research

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Last updated: 2016-03-28




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