Macroeconomic Policy Challenges in Low Income Countries Conference
February 15-16, 2005
IMF Seminars, Conferences and Workshops
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February 16, 2005, 2:30-5:00 p.m.
IMF Gallery, 2nd Floor
Visitors enter via the IMF Center
720 19th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
As part of the research conference on "Macroeconomic Challenges in Low-income countries" (co-sponsored by the Governments of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and the World Bank), there will be a symposium on development economics on February 16 between 2:30 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. (Venue: IMF Gallery). Five leading scholars will elaborate their perspectives on development economics, following which there will be a debate between the panelists and the audience. The aim would be to discuss the merits and demerits of each of these perspectives with a view to thinking about a forward-looking research and policy agenda.
The panelists and their perspectives are:
Abhijit Bannerjee (MIT): Micro-development
Tim Besley (London School of Economics): Political economy of development
Simon Johnson (IMF/MIT): Institutions matter
Dani Rodrik (Harvard): Heterodoxy/experimentation
John Williamson (Institute for International Economics): The Washington Consensus