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World Bank Seminar “High-Growth Firms: Facts, Fiction, and Policy Options for Emerging Economies”

October 4, 2019

Tokyo, Japan

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    World Bank’s new report High-Growth Firms: Facts, Fiction, and Policy Options for Emerging Economies published in November 2018, offers new evidence on high-growth firms in developing countries—their characteristics, what drives growth, and what this means for policymakers.

    At this seminar, the co-author Denis Medvedev, Practice Manager, Firm Capabilities and Innovation, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation, World Bank, presented the main findings from the report.

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    Program

    Opening Remarks

    Masato Miyazaki
    Special Representative, Japan, World Bank Group

    Keynote speech

    Denis Medvedev
    Practice Manager, Firm Capabilities and Innovation, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation, World Bank
    Presentation material: High-Growth Firms: Facts, Fiction, and Policy Options for Emerging Economies (PDF)

    Comments

    Ryosuke Nakata
    Chief Economist, JICA

    Tetsushi Sonobe
    Vice President and Professor, GRIPS 
    Presentation material: Comments on High-Growth Firms: Facts, Fiction, and Policy Options for Emerging Economies by Goswami, Medvedev, and Olafsen (PDF)

    Moderator

    Koichi Omori
    Senior Communications Office, Tokyo Office, World Bank

    Speaker

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    Denis Medvedev
    Practice Manager, Firm Capabilities and Innovation, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation, World Bank

    Denis Medvedev manages the Firms, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation unit of the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice at the World Bank Group. The unit is a team of microeconomists and development practitioners working to provide cutting-edge, evidence-based advice to developing countries around the globe on policies to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, firm upgrading, technology adoption, and productivity. It accomplishes this by carrying out original research, contributing to lending and technical assistance engagements led by the World Bank Group regional units, and collaborating with multilateral institutions as well as bilateral partners and donors.

     

    Denis’ own research has recently focused on firm growth and productivity, while his earlier work explored economic growth, income distribution dynamics, international trade, and the Sustainable Development Goals. In his previous assignments at the World Bank, he was responsible for policy dialogue, lending operations, and analytical work across a range of countries in Africa, East and South Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America & the Caribbean, as well as developing forward-looking scenarios for the global economy in the Development Prospects group. He is an author of more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book chapters, and World Bank reports. He holds a Ph.D. from the American University.

     

EVENT DETAILS

  • DATE/TIME: Friday, October 4, 2019, 4:30pm-6:00pm (JST)
  • VENUE: World Bank Tokyo Office, 14th Floor, Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Please refer "ACCESS" in RELATED below)
  • LANGUAGE: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • CONTACT: Koichi Omori, World Bank Tokyo TEL: 03-3597-6650
  • komori@worldbankgroup.org