Conference Agenda

Panel Discussion

Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers

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Workshop and Panel on Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction1
International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.
April 12–13, 2001
Workshop by invitation only —Panel (April 13, 3:30-5:00) Open to the Public

Thursday, April 12

9:00–9:30 Introduction: Michael Mussa, Economic Counselor and Director of Research
IMF Opening Remarks: Stanley Fischer, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF
9:30–12:15 Chair (Michael Mussa)
  Gary Moser (IMF) and Toshihiro Ichida
(Columbia University):
   Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in
   Sub-Saharan Africa

Discussant: Ibrahim A. Elbadawi (World Bank)
  Jahangir Aziz (IMF):
   India's Interstate Poverty Dynamics
Discussant: Xavier Sala-i-Martin (Columbia University)
  Kenichi Ueda (IMF) and Robert Townsend
(University of Chicago):
   Transitional Growth with Increasing
   Inequality and Financial Deepening

Discussant: Angus Deaton (Princeton University)
1:45–4:00 Chair (Mohsin Khan, IMF)
  Hong-Sang Jung (IMF) and Erik Thorbecke
(Cornell University):
   Appraising the Impact of Public Expenditure
   on Education in Tanzania and Zambia

Discussant: François Bourguignon (World Bank)
  Markus Haacker (IMF):
   The Economic Consequences of HIV/AIDS in
   Southern Africa

Discussant: John Cuddington (Georgetown University)
  Zuzana Brixiová, Ales Bulír (IMF), and Joshua Comenetz (University of Florida):
   The Widening Gender Gap in Education
   in Eritrea

Discussant: Susan Razzaz (World Bank)
4:20–6:00 Chair (Ernesto Hernández-Catá, IMF)
  Paul Masson (IMF):
   Migration, Human Capital and Poverty in a
   Dual-Economy Model of a Developing Country

Discussant: Oded Galor (Brown University)
  Luiz de Mello, Emanuele Baldacci and Gabriela Inchauste (IMF):
   Financial Crises and Poverty
Discussant: Nora Lustig (Inter-American Development Bank)
8:00 Nicholas Stern, Chief Economist, World Bank
Dinner Speech
Friday, April 13
9:15-12:00 Chair (Masood Ahmed, IMF)
  Stephanie Eble and Petya Koeva (IMF):
   The Distributional Effects of Macroeconomic
   Crises: Microeconomic Evidence from Russia

Discussant: David Sahn (Cornell University)
  Javier Hamann and Ales Bulír (IMF):
   How Volatile and Predictable are Aid Flows,
   and What are the Policy Implications?

Discussant: T.N. Srinivasan (Yale University)
  Eswar Prasad (IMF) and Michael Keane
(New York University):
   The Evolution of Earnings Inequality During
   the Economic Transition in Poland

Discussant: Susan Collins (IMF)
1:30–3:10 Chair (Paul Collier, World Bank):
  Era Dabla-Norris, John Matovu and Paul Wade (IMF):
   Debt Relief, Income Distribution and Poverty
Discussant: Shantayanan Devarajan (World Bank)
  Domenico Fanizza (IMF) and Craig Burnside
(World Bank):
   Hiccups for HIPCs
Discussant: Kenneth Kletzer (IMF)
3:30–5:00 Concluding session: Panel on Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction
(open to Bank, Fund staff, and the Public)
1 The organizing committee for the Workshop comprises: Paul Masson, Research Department (RES), Ratna Sahay (Office of the Managing Director), Paul Cashin, Paolo Mauro, and Catherine Pattillo (all RES). Administrative assistance from Rosalind Oliver and Sylvia Brescia (both RES).