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Seminars and Events


The World Bank’s research department hosts dozens of seminars, talks, and conferences every year that bring together thought leaders, policy makers, and practitioners on a broad range of development issues.

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    Development Policy and COVID-19 eSeminar Series

    This seminar series brings leading economists, public health experts, and other social scientists together with World Bank Group researchers to discuss emerging research on COVID-19 and its implications for development policy.
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    Policy Research Talks

    The Policy Research Talks showcase the latest findings of the research department and their implications for World Bank operations. The monthly event facilitates a dialogue between researchers and operational staff, so that we can challenge and contribute to the World Bank's intellectual climate and re-examine conventional wisdom in current development theories and practices.
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    Microeconomics Seminar Series

    The Microeconomics Seminar Series is a weekly series hosted by the World Bank's research department. The series invites leading researchers in applied microeconomics from the fields of poverty, human development, agriculture, political economy, behavioral economics, private sector development, and a range of other fields to present the results of their most recent research in a seminar format.
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    Macroeconomics, Trade, and Finance Seminar Series

    The Macro, Trade, and Finance Seminar Series is a weekly series hosted by the World Bank's research department. The series invites leading researchers from the fields of macroeconomics, growth, trade, international integration, and finance to present the results of their most recent research in a seminar format.
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    Development Research Group Winter Seminar Series

    This short and intense winter series, which takes place while the regular microeconomics seminar series is on hiatus for ten weeks, contains talks on all topics related to development economics by junior scholars.
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    Kuala Lumpur Seminar Series

    The Kuala Lumpur Seminar Series is hosted by the World Bank's East Asia & Pacific Chief Economist Research Center in collaboration with the Development Research Group. The series invites leading researchers in development economics and public policy to present their work in an academic-style seminar format.
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    Conferences

    A collection of conferences organized by the World Bank's research department to promote the exchange of cutting-edge research among academics, policymakers, and development practitioners.