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By Boris Pleskovic

The "Annual global financial institution convention on improvement Economics" (ABCDE) brings jointly the world's top students and improvement practitioners for a full of life debate on cutting-edge pondering in improvement coverage and the results for the worldwide economic climate. The 10th convention handled 4 tricky subject matters in improvement: • the position of geography in international locations' good fortune, with Paul Krugman, John Luke Gallup and Jeffrey Sachs; • the position and layout of law and pageant coverage, with Paul Joskow and Jean-Jacques Laffont; • the reasons of monetary crises and how one can hinder them, with Bruce Greenwald, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Enrica Detragiache; and • how ethnic clash impacts democracy and progress, with Paul Collier and Donald L. Horowitz. This quantity additionally comprises insights from Nobel Prize winner James Tobin, Stanley Fischer, Joseph E. Stiglitz, and global financial institution President James D. Wolfensohn.

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Wolfensohn concluded that the agenda of the conference reflects changes in the world, as well as within the World Bank, by extending the development debate to issues such as geography, political economy, and ethnic conflicts-issues that both incorporate and extend beyond economics. Greater knowledge about these issues is essential to the results that we all want to achieve. In his opening address Joseph E. Stiglitz echoed one of the themes struck by President Wolfensohn, namely the need for the Bank, and the development community more generally, to employ new and better models as well as more instruments to pursue a broader agenda than has been pursued in the past.

Manufactured in the United States of America. First printing April 1999 Second printing September 1999 The Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics is a forum for discussion and debate of important policy issues facing developing countries. The conferences emphasize the contribution that empirical and basic economic research can make to understanding development processes and to formulating sound development policies. Conference papers are written by researchers in and outside the World Bank.

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