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2006 Macro Brown Bag Seminars and Bank/Fund Joint Seminars

This is a list of 2006 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 2006

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Dec 14Financial Globalization: A Reappraisal

Macro and Growth Bank/
Fund Joint seminar

Ayhan Kose
(IMF)
Dec 7Returns to capital in microenterprises:
Evidence from a field experiment              

Macro and Growth Bank/
Fund Joint seminar

David Mckenzie
(World Bank)


November 2006

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Nov 30Persistent appreciations,
overshooting, and optimal exchange
rate interventions

Macro and Growth Bank/
Fund Joint seminar

Guido Lorenzoni
(MIT & NBER)
Nov 16Openness and Technological
Innovations in Developing Countries:
Evidence from Firm-Level Surveys

Macro and Growth Bank/
Fund Joint seminar

Rita Almeida and
Ana Fernandes
(World Bank)
Nov 14ICT adoption and productivity in
developing countries: new firm level
evidence from Brazil and India
Macro & Growth
Seminar Series
Simon Commander
(EBRD & LBS)

 

October 2006

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Oct 26Accommodating Emerging GiantsMacro & Growth
Seminar Series
John Coleman
(Duke Univ)
Oct 19Volatility and Growth in Latin America:
An Episodic Approach

Macro and Growth Bank/
Fund Joint seminar

Ratna Sahay and
Rishi Goyal (IMF)
Oct 12Terrorism and the World EconomyMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Alberto Abadie
(Havard & NBER)
Oct 5Do television and radio destroy social capital?
Evidence from Indonesian villages
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Benjamin Olken
(Harvard & NBER)   

 

September 2006

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Sept 28The economic effects of employment
protection laws
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Carmen Pages
(WB)
Sept 21Development and the Interaction of
Enforcement Institutions

Macro and Growth Bank/
Fund Joint seminar

Jamele Rigolini
(WB)
Sept 14Cleaning up the kitchen sink:
On the consequences of the
Linearity Assumption for
cross-country growth empirics
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Francisco R.
Rodriguez
(Wesleyan)
Sept 7Culture and Public goods: The case
of religion and the voluntary
provision of environmental Quality               

Macro and Growth
Seminar Series         

Ann L. Owen
(Hamilton College)

 

 

June 2006

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Jun 22A Theoretical Model of informal
markets with an empirical applicaton
to the software industry
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Alejandro Solis
(NY Univ.)
Jun 15Does Economic Diversification lead to
financial development?
Evidence from Topography

Macro and Growth Bank/
Fund Joint seminar

Rodney Ramcharan
(IMF)

 

May 2006

Date

Event

Type

Participants

May 18Entry Regulation as a Barrier to
Entrepreneurship

Macro and Growth Bank/
Fund Joint seminar

Leora Klapper
(WB)
May 11Theory and Empirics of Real Exchange
rates in Sub-Saharan Africa and other
developing countries
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Ibrahim Elbadawi
(World Bank)

 

April 2006

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Apr 20The Modern World: The effect of Democracy,
colonialism and war on economic growth,
1820-2000

Macro and Growth Bank/
Fund Joint seminar

Branko Milanovic
(WB)
Apr 13Gross Worker Flows in the presence of Informal
Labor Markets: The Mexican Experience
1987-2002
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series    
Mariano Bosch
(LSE)
Apr 6Corporate Governance, Regulation and
Bank Risk Taking
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series        
Ross Levine
(Brown University)

 

 March 2006

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Mar 30Who Survives? The Impact of Corruption, Competition and Property Rights across FirmsMacro and Growth Seminar SeriesMary Hallward-Driemeier
(World Bank)
Mar 23Output Drops, and the Shocks that Matter

Macro and Growth Bank/Fund Joint seminar

Torbjor Becker and Paolo Maruo
(IMF)
Mar 9Sovereign Debt and the Tragedy of the Commons

Macro and Growth Seminar Series

Manuel Amador (MIT)
Mar 2Comparitive Advantage, Demande for External Finance, and Financial Development

Macro and Growth Seminar Series

Andrei Levchenko (IMF)           














 

 


 

February 2006

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Feb 16Common Factors in Latin America's
Business Cycles
Macro and Growth Bank/
Fund Joint Seminar
Luis Catao
(IMF)
Feb 9Democracy and Environmental QualityMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Hossein Farzin
(Univ. of California)
Feb 2Reliving the 50s: The big push, poverty traps,
and takeoffs in Economic Development
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
William Easterly
(WB)

 

January 2006

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Jan 26Learning by Doing, Learning by Exporting
and Productivity from Colombia
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series
Ana Margarida
Fernandes
(World Bank)
Jan 19Contracts and Technology AdoptionMacro and Growth
Seminar Series
Pol Antras
(Harvard University)
Jan 5The Composition of Growth Matters for
Poverty Alleviation          
Macro and Growth
Seminar Series 
Norman Loayza and
Claudio Raddatz
(World BAnk)      




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