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2002 Macro Brown Bag Seminars and Bank/Fund Joint Seminars

This is a list of 2002 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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December 2002

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Dec. 19Technology, Growth and Resource AbundanceJoint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
William Maloney
(World Bank)
Dec. 12A Model of TFPMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Ricardo Lagos
(NYU)
Dec. 5Capital Controls, Managed Exchange Rates,
and Vulnerability
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Roberto Rigobon
(MIT) 
Sebastian Edwards
(UCLA & NBER)

 

November 2002

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Nov. 21A Modern History of Exchange Rate Arrangements:
A Reinterpretation
Joint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
Carmen Reinhart
(IMF) 
Kenneth Rogoff
(IMF)
Nov. 4Bubbles and Capital FlowsMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Jaume Ventura
(MIT & Pompeu
Fabra University)

 

October 2002

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Oct. 31The Economics of Public Infrastructure FranchisingMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Eduardo Engel
(Yale) 
R. Fischer 
A. Galetovic
Oct. 24Bribe and Punishment in a Theory of Bad PoliticiansMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Rafael Di Tella
(Harvard Business
School)
Ernest Dal Bo
Pedro Dal Bo
Oct. 17Foreign Bank Entry and Access to Credit:
Lessons from Developing Countries
Joint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
Soledad Martinez-
Peria
(World Bank)
George Clark
Robert Cull
Oct. 15Corruption, Trade Liberalization, and Policy Formation: Theory and EvidenceMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
 
Richard Damania (University of Adelaide)
Per G. Fredriksson 
John A. List 

 

September 2002

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Sept. 26Bribe and Punishment in a Theory of Bad Politicians
(
click here for abstract; click here for paper)
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Rafael di Tella
(HBS)
Ernesto Dal Bo
Pedro Dal Bo
Sept. 19Macroeconomic Volatility in Developing CountriesJoint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
Eswar Prasad
M. Ayhan Kose
Marco Terrones
(IMF)
Sept. 12Federal Politics and Budget Deficits: Evidence from the States of India
(Paper available: click here)
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
 
Stuti Khemani
(World Bank) 
 
Sep. 5

Electoral Rules As Constraints on Corruption 
(Paper available:
click here)

Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
 
Jana Kunicova (Yale)
Susan Rose-Ackerman
  

 

July 2002

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Jul. 18External Debt and GrowthJoint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
Catherine Pattillo
Hélène Poirson
Luca Ricci
Jul. 11Federal Politics and Budget Deficits:
Evidence from the States of India
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Stuti Khemani
(World Bank)

 

June 2002

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Jun. 27Endogenous Political InstitutionsMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Alberto Alesina
(Harvard University)
Jun. 20Aid, Policy. and Growth in Post-Conflict Economies
and Military Expenditures: Threats, Aid,
and Arms Races
Joint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
Paul Collier
(World Bank) 
Anke Hoeffler
(Oxford University)
Jun. 13On the Theory of Ethnic ConflictMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Francesco Caselli
(Harvard University) 
J. Coleman
(Duke University)

 

May 2002

Date

Event

Type

Participants

May 30-31Financial Globalization Conference
(
click here for conference website)
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
 
May 23Option Pricing, Currency Risk, and Political RiskMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Enrico Perotti
(Universiteit van
Amsterdam)
May 16Budget Support versus Project Aid in Poverty
Reduction Programs
Joint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
Tito Cordella 
Giovanni
Dell’ariccia
May 14The Measurement of PolarizationMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Joan Esteban(Pompeu Fabra U.)
Debraj Ray  Jean-Yves Duclos
May 9Institutions, Trade, and Growth Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
David Dollar (World Bank)Aart Kraay 
May 2Does Sequencing Matter? Regulation and Privatization in Telecommunication Reforms
(video available on BSPAN)
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Scott Wallsten
(World Bank)
 

 

April 2002

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Apr. 18

Bureaucracies Versus Markets In Foreign Assistance

Joint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
William
Easterly
(International
Institute
of Economics)
Apr. 11

Obstacles to the Emergence of the Rule of Law in
Post-Communist Societies: Coordination Failures
and Conflicts of Interest
(video available on BSPAN)

Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Karla Hoff
(World Bank) 
Apr. 4Geography, Suppliers Access, Market Potential
and Manufacturing Productivity In Developing Countries 
  
(video available on BSPAN)
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
I. Elbadawi
T. Mengistae
T. Temesgen
A. Zeufack
(World Bank)
Apr. 2North-South and South-South Trade-Related R&D Spillovers: An Industrial Level AnalysisMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Maurice Schiff
(World Bank)

 

March 2002

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Mar. 28

Natural Selection and the Origin of Economic Growth
(paper available: click here;
 
video forthcoming on BSPAN
)

Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Oded Galor
(Hebrew U.)
Mar. 21Short-Term Debt And CrisesJoint Bank/Fund
Research Seminar
A. Spilimbergo
E. Detragiache
(IMF)
Mar 14

Public Spending And Outcomes: Does Governance
Matter?
(paper available: click here)

Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Vinaya
Swaroop
(World Bank)
Mar. 7 Child Labor: The Role Of Income Variability
and Access to Credit In A Cross Section Of Countries 
(paper available: click here;
video available on BSPAN)
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Roberta Gatti 
(World Bank)
 

 

February 2002

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Feb. 21Debt as Sweat: Labor, Financial Crises, and the
Globalization of Capital
(video available on BSPAN)
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Ishac Diwan
(WBIEP)
Feb. 19

Social Capital and Group Banking 
(
paper available)

Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Dean Karlan
Feb. 7On the Causes and Consequences of Currency UnionsMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Silvana Tenreyro
(Harvard)
Feb. 1

Why are Rates of Inflation So Low after Large Contractionary Devaluations?

Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
 
Ariel Burstein (Northwestern U.)  

 

January 2002

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Jan. 24Access to Capital in Rural Thailand:
An Estimated Model of Formal vs. Informal Credit

(
paper available)
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Xavier Gine
(U. of Chicago
and Yale)
Jan. 17Economic Dislocation, Violence, and Human
(In)Security: The Case of Sierra Leone
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Earl Conteh-Morgan
Jan. 10The Varieties of the Rentier Experience:
How Natural Resource Endowments and Social
Institutions Affect Economic Growth
 
(
paper available;video available on BSPAN)
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
J. Isham
(Middlebury College)
L. Pritchett
(Kennedy School
of Government)
M. Woolcock
(World Bank)
Jan. 3From Physical to Human Capital Accumulation: Inequality and the Process of Development
(video available on BSPAN
)
 
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
 
Omer Moav (Hebrew University) 

 




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