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Arthur Lewis 100th Anniversary

Date: 14 Oct 2015

Time: 8:30 AM

Location: Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

The International Economic Association (IEA) and the Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE), with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), are organizing an IEA-RIDGE-IDB Roundtable entitled “Economic Development and Growth 100 years after Arthur Lewis's Birth” to take place at the Centro de Formación of Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) in Santa Cruz (Bolivia), October 14, 2015. Those interested in participating are requested to send an email to the IEA Secretariat, iea@iea-world.org, indicating in the subject ALA_participant.

In the roundtable, Prof. Mark Figueroa (University of the West Indies) and Luis Bertola (Universidad de la República) will discuss Sir Arthur Lewis’ historical perspectives and legacy. Professors Damien King and Andre Haughton from the University of the West Indies will discuss development issues in the Caribbean with special emphasis on growth and debt. Prof. Rafael di Tella (Harvard University) will speak about state capacity and beliefs. Prof. Hugo Hopenhayn (UCLA) will discuss issues on resource misallocation and firm level productivity. The roundtable will be closed by Prof. Benjamin Olken (MIT) and Prof. Michael Kremer (Harvard University) who will discuss new perspectives in development economics.

This event is prior to the 20th Annual LACEA meeting.  It will discuss development issues in the Caribbean by addressing debt, and rethinking growth.  It is open to the public and will be conducted in English.

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