Guest Speakers

More than Meets the Eyes

Noted speakers are invited to the CDE to present public lectures and to conduct in-class seminars on topics relating to the problems faced by developing countries. These lectures offer a unique opportunity for CDE fellows to talk with some of the major policy makers in the field of economic development. The small class size gives each student access to the speaker and affords an opportunity for a meaningful exchange of ideas.

In addition to seminars, which follow the typical lecture format, the CDE also hosts Development Dialogues, a lunch series intended to facilitate interactive dialogue with policy makers, academics, fellows, and undergraduates.

Recent visitors include:

Pierre-Richard Agenor, University of Manchester.

Fakhruddin Ahmed, CDE ’71, former Chief Adviser of Bangladesh and former Governor of Bangladesh Bank.

Oliver Babson, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development.

Olivier Blanchard, International Monetary Fund.

Stijn Claessens, International Monetary Fund.

Angus Deaton, Princeton University and Nobel Prize Recipient.

Karen Dynan, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and Chief Economist of the United States Department of the Treasury.

Solomon Hsiang, University of California Berkeley.

Ishrat Husain, CDE ’72, former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan.

Michael Kremer, Harvard University.

Eteri Kvintradze, CDE ’99, International Monetary Fund.

Guillermo Ortiz, Banorte, formerly Banco Central de Mexico.

Dani Rodrik, Harvard University.

Andrew Steer, World Resources Institute.

Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University.

Gary Teves, CDE ’68, former Secretary of the Department of Finance of the Philippines.

Goh Chok Tong, CDE ’67, former Prime Minister of Singapore.

David Weil, Brown University.