Date: January 21, 2015
Time: 8:00AM EST
Themes: Planning, Finance and Governance
Speaker: Karlis Smits, Senior Economist, Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice, The World Bank Group
About the Course
Structural change and reforms have been a key driver of rapid growth in China: over the last decades China specialized into new industries, its people moved to new locations and firms adapted to new global markets. But China’s urbanization and economic growth is at a crossroads. Gains from spatial reallocation of resources are set to decline and exports can no longer be a driver of economic growth. Because urbanization is one of the most important enabling processes in growth, making it work well is critical.
Practitioners, NGOs, scholars, international development community, think tanks and policy makers