|Pictured are four members of the Commission on Growth and Development: (from left) Ernesto Zedillo, director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization; Nobel laureate Michael Spence, chair of the commission and former dean of the Stanford Business School; Danny Leipziger, vice president for poverty reduction and economic management at the World Bank; and Sir Dwight Venner, governor of the Eastern Caribbean Bank.
Global experts gather to discuss ways
to curb poverty in developing world
The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization hosted two international workshops
Sept. 26-29, one on “Equity and Growth” and the other on “Global
Trends and Challenges.”
Organized for the Commission on Growth and Development, the workshops brought
together leading intellectuals and practitioners to discuss ways to reduce poverty
in the developing world, as well as strategies to encourage and sustain growth.
Approximately 50 scholars and policymakers from around the world took part in
the discussion, including several Yale faculty members.
The Commission on Growth and Development is an independent body, launched in
2006 by the World Bank. It is led by a group of commissioners, who include Ernesto
Zedillo, director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and former
president of Mexico. The group is chaired by Nobel Prize-winning economist Michael
|Workshop participants included (from left) Eduardo Engel, professor of economics at Yale; Kemal Dervis, another of the commissioners, administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and former finance minister of Turkey; Uri Dadush, director of international trade at the World Bank; and Richard Cooper, the Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics at Harvard University and former Yale provost.
The commission has been holding such workshops for over a year in an effort to
understand the current global situation on these issues, which will lead to a
final report and follow-up activities.
Among the topics discussed at the other ,gatherings hosted by the commission
were global imbalances, globalization and inequality, the forces influencing
globalization, resource allocation, gender imbalances, international migration,
international financial institutions and climate change.
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