Events and Conferences
Deep Engagement, Cutting Edge Research
Noted speakers are invited to the CDE to present public lectures and to conduct in-class seminars on topics related to the problems faced by developing countries. These lectures offer a unique opportunity for CDE fellows to interact with major policymakers in the field of economic development. The small class size gives each student access to the speaker and allows 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 policymakers, academics, fellows, and undergraduates.
Health and Development: Micro and Macro | April 11-12, 2024
A two-day conference presenting a broad range of perspectives on issues pertaining to health and development.
(Schedule and Speaker Lineup are to be announced in late Jan, 2024)
Professional Development Teas
|9/18/23||Andrew Powell||Williams College||Sudden Stops During COVID: The Dog that Didn’t Bark|
|10/9/23||Anna Gelpern||Georgetown Law, Washington DC||Current Challenges for Debt Restructuring in Developing Countries|
|10/23/23||Andrew Powell||Williams College||Commodity Markets: A Primer and Review|
|11/13/23||Eric Parrado||Inter American Development Bank, Chief Economist||Managing Natural Resources Revenues|
|11/27/23||Samuel Berlinski||Inter American Development Bank, Chief Economist||Health Inequality in Latin America and Caribbean|
|12/04/23||Andrew Powell||Williams College||Multilateral Financing: Squeezing More Toothpaste from the Tube|
Samuel Berlinski: Impact evaluation of social policies
Principal Economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank, Dr. Berlinksi works on education, health and labor markets with a focus on policy development and implementation.
Eric Parrado: Managing Natural Resources Revenues
Eric Parrado is known for his expertise in finance and public policy. Serving as the Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department at the Inter-American Development Bank, Parrado’s research and insights greatly impact economic development and financial stability in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Andrew Powell: Commodity Markets: A Primer and Review
Andrew Powell is renown for his contributions to Latin American economic policy and development. His work influences economic strategies in the region, fostering sustainable growth and stability. His insights play a pivotal role in shaping economic discourse and policy implementation.
Past Guest Speakers
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