Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2019 Multilateralism: Past, Present, and Future

June 17-18, 2019

Washington, DC

Bretton Woods Conference
  • Registration is  now open until Monday June 3, 2019 at 11:59PM (EST).

    The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank’s Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world's best-known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge knowledge among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners.

    The next conference will take place on June 17–18, 2019 at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference will be "Multilateralism: Past, Present, and Future”. The 2019 ABCDE conference will be part of a series of events scheduled to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods conference.

    1. “Trade Creation and Trade Diversion in Deep Agreements”
      Aaditya Mattoo (World Bank), Alen Mulabdic (World Bank), and  Michele Ruta (World Bank)
    2. “Structure and Evolution of the Network of Countries Signing Global Environmental Treaties”
      Caterina Gennaioli (Queen Mary University London)
    3. “Breaking Up: Experimental Insights into International Economic (dis)integration”
      Gabriele Camera (Chapman University)
    4. “Cross-border Cooperation between Securities Regulators”
      Roger Silvers (University of Utah)
    5. “Macroprudential Policy Spillovers and International Banking: Taking the Gravity Approach”
      Anni Norring (Bank of Finland)
    6. “Mobilization Effects of Multilateral Development Banks”
      Chiara Broccolini (IADB), Giulia Lotti (IADB), Alessandro Maffioli (IADB), Andrea Presbitero (IMF), and Rodolfo Stucchi (IADB)
    7. “Investing in Human Capital: What Can We Learn from Bank's Portfolio Data?”
      Roberta Gatti (World Bank) and Aakash Mohpal (World Bank)
    8. “Crisis Lending: Preferred and Non Preferred Creditors”
      Tito Cordella (World Bank) and Andrew Powell (IADB)
    9. “Money, Sovereignty, and Optimal Currency Areas”
      Patrick Bolton (Colombia University) and Haizhou Huang (China International Capital Corporation)
    10. “International Coordination of Macro-Prudential and Monetary Policies”
      Enisse Kharroubi (Bank for International Settlements)
    11. “Memory and the International Monetary System: Can Old Habits Explain the Bretton Woods ‘Gold Puzzle’?”
      Eric Monnet (Bank of France & CEPR) and Damien Puy (IMF)
    12. “Connective Financing: Chinese Infrastructure Projects and the Diffusion of Economic Activity in Developing Countries”
      Richard Bluhm (Leibniz University Hannover), Axel Dreher (Heidelberg University), Andreas Fuchs (Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg and Kiel Institute for the World Economy), Bradley Parks (AidData, College of William and Mary), Austin Strange (Harvard  University),  and Michael Tierney (College of William and Mary)
    13. “Common Transport Infrastructure: A Quantitative Model and Estimates from the Belt and Road Initiative” 
      François de Soyres (World Bank), Alen Mulabdic (World Bank), and Michele Ruta (World Bank)
    14. “Improving Children’s Health through Interventions:  A Quasi-Experiment of GAVI”
       Admasu Maruta (University of South Australia)
    15. “Has Gavi Lived up to its Promise? Country-Level Evidence on Immunization Rates and Child Mortality”
      Pascal Jaupart (University of Oxford) and Lizzie Dipple (University of Oxford)
    16. “Status and Progress in Cross-Border Portability of Social Security Benefits”
      Robert Holzmann (University of New South Wales) and Wels Jacques (University of Cambridge & Université libre de Bruxelles)
    17. “Tax Sparing Agreements, Territorial Tax Reforms, and Foreign Direct Investment”
      Celine Azemar (University of Glasgow) and Dhammika Dharmapala (University of Chicago)
    18. “Domestic and Cross Border Spillover Effects of Corporate Tax Policy in Africa”
      Seydou Coulibaly (University of Clermont Auvergne and African Development Bank)
    19. “Rearranging Deckchairs or Changing Course? The World Bank and Global Public Goods”
      Dominik Kopinski (University of Wroclaw)
    20. “Unintended Consequences: Can the Rise of the Educated Class Explain the Revival of Protectionism?”
      Paolo Giordani (LUISS University) and Fabio Mariani (UC Louvain)
    21. “Globalization and the New Normal”
      Jean-Baptiste Hasse (Aix-Marseille University)
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    Scott Barrett

    Vice Dean, School of International and Public Affairs and Professor of Natural Resource Economics, Columbia University

    Scott Barrett is a leading scholar on transnational and global challenges, ranging from climate change to disease eradication. His research focuses on how institutions like customary law and treaties can be used to promote international cooperation.He has advised a number of international organizations, including the United Nations, the World Bank, the OECD, the European Commission, and the International Task Force on Global Public Goods. He was previously a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a member of the Academic Panel to the Department of Environment in the UK.

    Dani Rodrik

    Dani Rodrik

    Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard University

    Dani Rodrik is an economist whose research covers globalization, economic growth and development, and political economy. He is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He was previously the Albert O. Hirschman Professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (2013–2015).

    Ngaire Woods

    Ngaire Woods

    Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance, Oxford University.

    Ngaire Woods research focuses on how to enhance the governance of organizations, the challenges of globalization, global development, and the role of international institutions and global economic governance. Previously, she founded the Global Economic Governance Programme at Oxford University and co-founded (with Robert O. Keohane) the Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellowship programme. She led the creation of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University. Ngaire Woods’ books include: The Politics of Global Regulation (with Walter Mattli, Oxford University Press, 2009), Networks of Influence? Developing Countries in a Networked Global Order (with Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, Oxford University Press, 2009), The Globalizers: the IMF, the World Bank and their Borrowers (Cornell University Press, 2006), Exporting Good Governance: Temptations and Challenges in Canada’s Aid Program (with Jennifer Welsh, Laurier University Press, 2007), and Making Self-Regulation Effective in Developing Countries (with Dana Brown, Oxford University Press, 2007). She has previously published The Political Economy of Globalization (Macmillan, 2000), Inequality, Globalization and World Politics (with Andrew Hurrell: Oxford University Press, 1999), Explaining International Relations since 1945 (Oxford University Press, 1986), and numerous articles on international institutions, globalization, and governance.

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