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5th WB-BE International Policy Conference. The Future of Globalization and Economic Integration in Europe and Latin America: Implications for Growth and Social Equality

12 June 2017


On June 12, the Banco de España will host with TheWorld Bank the fifth joint policy conference, entitled: "The Future of Globalization and Economic Integration in Europe and Latin America: Implications for Growth and Social Equality". The objective of this conference is to bring together academics and policy makers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of globalization. In particular, their implications for growth and employment and also for inequality, including possible policy responses. The event will be opened by the governor of Banco de España, Luis M. Linde, and the regional vice-president of the World Bank, Jorge Familiar, and will include a speech by Daron Acemoglu (MIT), and two round tables. In the first one, Fernando Broner (CREIUniversitat Pompeu Fabra) will moderate Anna Maria Mayda (Georgetown University), Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College) and Eric Verhoogen (Columbia University) in the academic approach to the question. In the second, Michael Reid (The Economist) will moderate Mauricio Cárdenas (Minister of Finance, Colombia), Santiago Levy (Inter-American Development Bank), Álvaro Pereira (OECD), Ángel Ubide (Goldman Sachs) and Alejandro Micco (Undersecretary of Finance, Chile), in the economic policy approach.

Notes: Please, note that attendance is only by invitation


12 June 2017
09.45 - 10.00
10.00 - 10.30
Opening remarks
  • Luis M. Linde, Governor, Banco de España
  • Jorge Familiar, Regional Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank
Globalization, growth and equity: Academic panel
10.30 - 12.00
Chair: Fernando Broner, Senior Researcher at CREI
  • Anna Maria Mayda, Professor, Georgetown University
  • Nina Pavcnik, Professor, Dartmouth College
  • Eric Verhoogen, Professor, Columbia University
12.00 - 12.20
Coffee break
Globalization, growth and equity: Policy panel
12.20 - 13.50
Chair: Michael Reid, The Economist
  • Santiago Levy, Vice President, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Alvaro Pereira, Director of Country Studies, OECD
  • Daniel Lederman, Deputy Chief Economist Latin America and Caribbean, World Bank
  • Alejandro Micco, Undersecretary of Finance, Chile
14.15 - 15.45
Balance of Power: the Race between State and Society
16.00 - 17.00
Keynote speech (by videoconference)

Daron Acemoglu, Professor, MIT