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Globalization: North-South Linkages
Thursday, April 11, 2002, 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
IMF Auditorium (Enter via the IMF Center)
720 19th St. N.W., Washington, DC

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Globalization—the increasingly free flow of ideas, people, goods, services, and capital that leads to the integration of economies and societies—has become a major force for change and the subject of extensive intellectual and policy debate. Despite widespread awareness of this dynamic, however, globalization, as a subject of serious inquiry, remains a wide-open field. For example, how has globalization transformed North-South trade and financial linkages? Through what mechanisms are these flows being transmitted? And what has been the response of private markets and public organizations (governments and the international financial institutions) to those changes? These, and related, questions will be addressed by the following panelists:

Carmen Reinhart (Moderator)
Senior Policy Advisor
Research Department

David Dollar
Research Manager
Development Research Group
World Bank

Carol Graham
Deputy Director, Economic Studies
Brookings Institution

Graciela Kaminsky
Professor of Economics
George Washington University