IMF/CFD Conference: Financing for Development

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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 

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Wednesday 15 April 2015

 

| 12:30 – 14:00 | Welcome buffet  (by invitation only)


| 14:00 – 16:00 | Session 1  

                             Chair: David Vines (University of Oxford)

Authors: Kathrin Berensmann, Florence Dafe and Ulrich Volz, German Development Institute
Discussant: David Vines, University of Oxford

 

Authors: Emanuele Bacchiocchi and Alessandro Missale, Università di Milano
Discussant: Ugo Panizza, the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development

 

| 16:00 – 16:15 | Coffee break 


| 16:15 – 18:45 | Session 2 | ADB-Sponsored Session on Trade Finance  

                             Chair: Andrea F. Presbitero (IMF)

Author: Marc Auboin, World Trade Organization

Author: Alisa DiCaprio, Asian Development Bank

Author: Ousman Gajigo, African Development Bank

 

| 20:00 | Dinner (by invitation only)

 

Thursday 16 April 2015

 

| 08:45 – 10:45 | Session 3

                             Chair: Andrea F. Presbitero (IMF)

Authors: Axel Dreher, Heidelberg University, and Steffen Lohmann
Discussant: Andrea F. Presbitero, International Monetary Fund

Author: Oliver Morrissey, University of Nottingham
Discussant: Giulia Bettin, Università Politecnica delle Marche

 

| 10:45 – 11:00 | Coffee break

 

| 11:00 – 13:00 | Session 4

                            Chair: Jean-Louis Arcand (CFD, Graduate Institute)

Author: David Roodman, Open Philanthropy Project
Discussant: Nath Meenakshi, UK Department for International Development  

Authors: Ali Merima, Abdulazis Shifa, Abebe Shimeles, African Development Bank, and Firew Woldeyes
Discussant: Jean-Louis Arcand, the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development

 

| 13:30 – 14:30 | Lunch (by invitation only)

 

| 14:30 – 16:30 | Session 5  

                             Chair: Silvia Marchesi (Università di Milano Bicocca)

Authors: Antonio Estache, Tomas Serebrisky and Liam Wren-Lewis, Paris School of Economics
Discussant: Gani Aldashev, University of Namur
Authors: Bernhard Reinsberg, Katharina Michaelowa, University of Zurich, and Stephen Knack
Discussant: Silvia Marchesi, Università di Milano Bicocca

 

| 16:30 – 17:00 | Coffee break 

 

| 17:00 – 18:30 | Session 6 | Keynote Speech 

                            Chair: Jean-Louis Arcand (CFD, Graduate Institute)

Jeffrey Sachs, the Earth Institute, Columbia University (by video conference)

 

| 20:30 | Dinner (by invitation only)

 

Friday 17 April 2015

 

| 09:00 – 11:00 | Session 7

                            Chair: Amelia Santos-Paulino (UNCTAD)

Authors: Tito Cordella, World Bank, and Eduardo Levy Yeyati
Discussant: Rahul Mukherjee, the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development

Authors: Alessia Amighini, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Margaret Mc Millan and Marco Sanfilippo
Discussant: Amelia Santos-Paulino, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

 

| 11:00 – 11:30 | Coffee break 

 

| 11:30 – 12:15 | Session 8 | Keynote Speech

                          Chair: Jean-Louis Arcand (CFD, Graduate Institute)

  • The Unfinished International Financial Architecture

Speaker: José Antonio Ocampo, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

 

| 12:15 – 13:30 | Lunch (by invitation only)

 

| 13:30 – 15:30 | Session 9

                             Chair: Christopher Adam (University of Oxford)

Authors: Stephan Pallage and Michel Robe, American University
Discussant: Christopher Adam, University of Oxford

Authors: Andreas Fuchs, University of Heidelberg, Axel Dreher, Roland Hodler, Bradley C. Parks, Paul A. Raschky and Michael J. Tierney
Discussant: YI Huang, the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development 

 

| 15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break 

 

| 16:00 – 18:30 | Session 10 | Policy Panel 

                             Chair: Taffere Tesfachew (UNCTAD)

Participants:
Jan Dehn, Ashmore Group
Brett House, Jeanne Sauvé Foundation
Stevan Lee, UK Department for International Development
Jaime De Melo, FERDI

 

| 20:00 | Dinner (by invitation only)