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Conf Historical Persistence in Comparative Development Conference

henry bruton The passing of Professor Henry Bruton

Meet the Class of 2015: 30 students from 22 different countries

rc2Brochure: General information about applying to the CDE program

rc3aWorking Papers: On economic development topics

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Field Trips

NYC skyline
To enhance the academic curriculum and to provide cultural enrichment, field trips are arranged away from the CDE. Required trips to New York City and Washington, DC combine visits to financial institutions with time to explore the many activities of each city. Transportation, hotel room (based on double occupancy), and partial meal expenses for these trips are paid for by the CDE. Any accompanying family members do so at the student’s expense and on a space available basis. Shorter field trips may be arranged by individual professors.

Institutions that have been visited recently include:


    Presentation with a panel of economists at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City. January 2008

  • Federal Reserve Bank in New York and Washington, DC;
  • United Nations Development Program;
  • Moody’s Investors Service;
  • The World Bank;
  • Inter-American Development Bank;
  • The International Monetary Fund;
  • Agency for International Development;
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation;
  • International Finance Corporation;
  • House International Relations Committee, U.S. House of Representatives;
  • World Research Institute, and the Center for Global Development.

Other shorter professional excursions are arranged by the CDE staff as time and interest permit. Optional recreational field trips may be planned by students or CDE staff as interest dictates.


At the rating agency, Moody's Investors Service, in New York. February 2010

Outside the Federal Reserve Bank in New York. February 2010

Outside the Federal Reserve Bank in New York. February 2010

Fellows attended NEUDC Conference at Harvard University. October 2007

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