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2003 Macro Brown Bag Seminars and Bank/Fund Joint Seminars

This is a list of 2003 seminars on macroeconomics and growth organized by the World Bank's Development Research Group.  More recent listings, including upcoming events.  For previous seminars please click here.

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November 2003

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Nov. 20Financial Reform: What Shakes It?
What Shapes It?
Joint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
Ashoka Mody 
Abdul de Guia Abaid
(IMF)
Nov. 13Labor Demand and Trade Reform in Latin AmericaMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Pablo Fajnzylber
(World Bank) 
William F. Maloney
(World Bank)
Nov. 6Why Doesn't Capital Flow from Rich Countries to
Poor Countries?  An Empirical Investigation
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series

Sebnem Kalemli-
Ozcan
(Univ. of Houston) 
L. Alfaro
(Harvard Business
S chool)
V. Volosovych
(Univ. of Houston)

 

October 2003

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Oct. 30The currency union effect on trade:
early evidence from EMU
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Ernesto Stein
(IADB) 
A. Micco and
G. Ordonez (IADB)
Oct. 23When is external debt sustainable?Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Aart Kraay
(World Bank) 
Vikram Nehru
(World Bank)
Oct. 16Measuring Contagion with a Bayesian,
Time-Varying Coefficient Mode
Joint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
Alessandro Rebucci
(IMF) 
Matteo Ciccarelli
(European Central Bank)
Oct. 2Does Delegation of Fiscal Policy to an Independent Agency Make a Difference?Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Stuti Khemani
(World Bank)

 

September 2003

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Sept. 25The Impact of SMEs on Growth, Development
and Poverty: Cross-Country Evidence
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Thorsten Beck
(World Bank) 
Asli Demirguc-Kunt
(World Bank)
Ross Levine 
(University of Minnesota)
Sept. 18Measuring Contagion with a Bayesian,
Time-varying Coefficient Model
Joint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
Alessandro Rebucci
(IMF) 
Matteo Ciccarelli
(European Central Bank)
Sept. 4Openness, Growth, and Financial CrisesMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Aaron Tornell

 

 

July 2003

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Jul. 24The Development Impact of CDF-like Experiences:
An Assessment
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Ibrahim Elbadawi
(World Bank)
John Randa
(World Bank)
Jul. 17Bank Consolidation, Internationalization and
Conglomeration: Trends and Implications for
Financial Risks
Joint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
Gianni de Nicolo
(IMF)
Jul. 14Macroeconomic Policy and Performance in
Latin America
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Cesar Calderon
(Central Bank of Chile)
Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel
(Central Bank of Chile)

 

June 2003

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Jun. 23Comprehensive Wealth and Future ConsumptionMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Kirk Hamilton
(World Bank)
Susana Ferreira
(UCSD) 
Jeffrey Vincent
(UCSD)
Jun. 19Dollarization of the Banking System: Good or Bad?Joint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
Alain  Ize
(IMF) 
Patrick Honohan
(World Bank) 
Gianni De Nicolo
(IMF)
Jun. 12Regulation and InvestmentMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Fabio Schiantarelli
(Boston College)
Alberto Alesina
(Harvard Univ)
Silvia Ardagna
(Wellesley College)
Giuseppe Nicoletti
(OECD)
Jun. 5Institutional Reform in Transition: A Case Study of RussiaMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Bernie Black (Stanford Law school) Anna Tarassova 

 

 

May 2003

Date

Event

Type

Participants

May 29Inequality, Growth, and Trade Policy Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Abhijit Banerjee
(MIT) 
May 22Globalization and InsecurityMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
John McLaren
(University of Virginia)
May 15Debt IntoleranceJoint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
Carmen Reinhart
(IMF) 
Ken Rogoff
(IMF)
Miguel Savastano
(IMF) 
May 8Innovation and Development Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Daniel Lederman
William Maloney
(World Bank) 

 

 

April 2003

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Apr. 24Why Ethic Fractionalization?  Polarization,
Ethnic Conflict, and Growth 
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Marta Reynal-Querol
(World Bank) 
José García-Montalvo
(Universitat Pompeu
Fabra) 
Apr. 17Mini-IMMPA: A Framework for Assessing the
Unemployment and Poverty Effects of Fiscal and
Labor Market Reforms
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Pierre-Richard Agenor
(World Bank) 
Apr. 10Equilibrium and Dependence Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Shanta Devarajan
(World Bank) 
Jean-Paul Azam
Steve O’Connell 
Apr. 3 Estimating Private Returns to Emerging Market Lending, 1970 - 2000Joint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
 
Jeromin Zettelmeyer (IMF)
Christoph Klingen
Beatrice Weder 

 

 

March 2003

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Mar. 20Financial Intermediation and Growth:
Chinese Style 
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Genevieve Boyreau-
Debray
(World Bank) 
Mar. 13Why Plant-Level Productivity Studies Are Often
Misleading, and Alternative Approach to
Influence  
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
James Tybout
(PA State University) 
Mar. 6Education Policies To Revive a Stagnant
Economy: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa 
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Krishna Kumar
(U. of Southern
California) 
Elizabeth Caucutt
(U. of Rochester) 

 

 

February 2003

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Feb. 27Investment Climate and Firm Performance in
Developing Economies
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
David Dollar
(World Bank)
Mary Hallward-Driemeier
Taye Mengistae
(World Bank)
Feb. 20Economic Growth in Latin America and the
Caribbean
Joint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
 
Norman Loayza
(World Bank) 
Pablo Fajnzylber
(World Bank) 
César Calderón
(Central Bank of Chile)

 

 

January 2003

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Jan. 27Terms of Trade Effects and Cross-Country
Differences in Price Levels
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Doireann Fitzgerald
(Harvard)
Jan. 23Exchange Rates and fundamentals: Evidence
from Commodity Economies
Young Economist
Recruitment Seminar
 
Yu-Chin Chen
(Harvard)
Jan. 22Non-Performing Loans, Prospective Bailouts,
and Japan's Slowdown
Young Economist
Recruitment Seminar
 
Levon Barsegheyan
(Northwestern) 
Jan. 16Institutions Rule: The Primacy of Institutions over Geography and Integration in Economic Development Joint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
   
Dani Rodrik (Harvard)
Arvind Subramanian
(IMF)
Francesco Trebbi
Harvard) 
Jan. 14Patient Welfare Implications of Innovation in the U.S. Antidepressant Market Young Economist Recruitment Seminar Paris Cleanthous (Yale) 




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