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2005 Macro Brown Bag Seminars and Bank/Fund Joint Seminars

This is a list of 2005 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 2005

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Dec 13A Theory of Growth and Volatility at the
Aggregate and Firm Level
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Diego Comin
(NY Univ.)
Dec 8The Granular Origins of Aggregate FluctuationsMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Xavier Gabaix
(MIT and NBER)
Dec 1Enforcement of Labor Regulation, Informal
Labor and Firm Performances
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Rita Almeida
(World Bank)

 

November 2005

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Nov 17Poverty Traps, Aid and Growth

Macro and Growth
Bank/Fund Joint
seminar

Aart Kraay and
Claudio Raddatz
(WB)
Nov 10Estimating Herd Behavior in Financial Markets:
A Structural Approach
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Marco Cipriani
(GWU)
Nov 10A New Era of International Financial IntegrationMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Marco Cipriani
(GWU)
Nov 3Accounting for the Effect of Helath on Economic GrowthMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
David N. Weil
(Brown Univ.)

 

October 2005

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Oct 20A Tale of Two States: Maharashtra and
West Bengal
Macro & Growth
Seminar Series
Amartya Lahiri
(Univ. of British
Colombia)
Oct 13Foreign Banks in Poor Countries: Theory
and Evidence

Macro and Growth
Bank/Fund Joint
seminar

Enrica
Detragiache
(WB) and
Thierry Tressel
(IMF)
Oct 6  What has 100 billion dollars worth of debt relief done
for low-income countries?
Macro and Growth
Seminar
Aart Kraay
(World Bank)

 

September 2005

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Sept 29Growth Dynamics: The Myth of Economic RecoveryMacro & Growth
Bank Fund Joint
Seminar
Valerie Cerra
(IMF) and
Sweta C. Saxena
(Univ. of Pittsburgh)

 

June 2005

Date

Event 

Type 

Participants

June 23

The Dot-Com Bubble, the Bush Deficits, and the
US Current Account                     

Macro & Growth
Brown Bag

Aart Kraay
(World Bank)
June 16Reaping the benefits from market reformsMacro & Growth
Brown Bag
Raphael Bergoeing
(University of Chile)
June 16Employment and Capital Adjustments after Factor
Market Deregulation: Panel Evidence from
Colombian Plants
Macro & Growth
Brown Bag
Adriana Kugler
(University of
Houston)
June 9The Overhang HangoverMacro & Growth
Brown Bag
Romain Ranciere
(CREE & IMF) and
Jean Imbs
(FAME & CARP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

May 2005

Date

Event 

Type 

Participants

May 26The Diffusion of Development              Macro & Growth
Brown Bag
Romain Wacziarg
(Stanford University)
May 19The Optimal level of International Reserves
for Emerging market Countries: Formulas
and Applications
Macro & Growth
Brown Bag
Oliver Jeanne
(IMF)
May 18Openness can be good for Growth: The
role of Policy Complementarities
Macro & Growth
Brown Bag
Roberto Chang
(Princeton& Rutgers) 
and Linda Kaltani
(American Univ.
& World Bank)
May 12International Financial Integration through
the Law of one Price
Macro & Growth 
Brown Bag 
Neeltje Van Horen
(Univ. of Amsterdam
and World Bank)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

April 2005

Date

Event 

Type 

Participants

April 28Inequality, Transfers and Political Activism in
Autocratic Regimes
Macro & Growth
Brown Bag  
Jamele Rigolini
(University of Warwick)
April 21

China's (uneven) Progress Against Poverty

Macro & Growth
Brown Bag        
Martin Ravallion
(World Bank)
April 14Where does the market Matter? Stock
Prices and Investment
Macro & Growth
Brown Bag
Matias Braun
(UCLA)
April 13Evaluating Explanations for StagnationMacro & Growth
Brown Bag
Krishan Kumar
(USC Marshall
School of Business)
April 7Disease and DevelopmentMacro & Growth
Brown Bag
Simon Johnson
(IMF & MIT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

March 2005

Date

Event 

Type 

Participants

Mar. 31Government Finance int he Wake
of Currency Crises                       
Macro & Growth
Brown Bag
Craig Burnside
(Duke Univ. & NBER)
Mar. 24Effective Labor Regulation and
Microeconomic Flexibility
Macro & Growth
Brown Bag
Alejandro Micco and 
Kevin Cowan
(IADB)
Mar. 17Offshoring Tariff Evasion: Evidence from
Hong Kong as Entrepot Trader
Macro & Growth
Brown Bag
Shang-Jin Wei
(IMF)
Mar. 10The Green Solow ModelMacro & Growth
Brown Bag
M. Scott Taylor

Mar. 3

Institutions & Growth in Transition EconomiesMacro & Growth
Brown Bag
Thorsten Beck
(World Bank) and
Luc Laeven
(World Bank, CPER)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

February 2005

Date

Event 

Type 

Participants

Feb. 24Income and Democracy                 Macro & Growth
Brown Bag
Simon Johnson
(MIT & IMF)            
Feb. 17Adjustment is Much Slower than you thinkMacro & Growth
Brown Bag
Eduardo Engle
(Yale)

 

 

 

 

 


 




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