Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016: Data and Development Economics
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Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016: Data and Development Economics

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Date: Monday & Tuesday, June 20 & 21, 2016
Day 1 Times: 9-10:15 a.m. ET/13:00-14:15 GMT & 2-3 p.m ET/18:00-19:00 GMT
Day 2 Times: 9-10 a.m. ET/13:00-14:00 GMT & 12:30-2pm ET/16:30-18:00 GMT
Location: World Bank HQ, Preston Auditorium & Online

The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world’s best known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge research among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners. The next conference will take place on June 20-21, 2016 at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference will be “Data and Development.”

World Bank Live Streaming Schedule:

Monday June 20th (Times in ET)

09:00–09:15
Opening Remarks
Kaushik Basu (Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank)

09:15–10:15
Keynote Address 1: Big Data and Economic Measurement: What a Billion Prices say about Inflation and Exchange Rates?
Chair: Haishan Fu (Director, Development Data Group, World Bank)
Speaker: Roberto Rigobón (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States)

14:00–15:00

Keynote Address 2: Machine Learning and Development | Preston Auditorium
Chair: William Maloney (World Bank)
Speaker: Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard University, United States)

Tuesday June 21st (Times in ET)

09:00–10:00
Keynote Address 3: Thick Description in Empirical Economics
Chair: 
Asli Demirguc-Kunt (Director, Development Research Group, World Bank)
Speaker: Jonathan Morduch (New York University)

12:30–14:00
Panel: The Value of Data
Chair: Shanta Devarajan (Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa Region,World Bank)
Panelists: 
Pieter Everaers (Director of A- Cooperation, European Statistical System, Eurostat), Haishan Fu (Director, Development Data Group, World Bank), and Justin Wolfers (Professor, University of Michigan, United States)


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Featuring

Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank Group
Director of A- Cooperation, European Statistical System, Eurostat
Director, Development Data Group, The World Bank Group
Professor of Public Policy and Economics NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Managing Director, Financial Access Initiative
Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Applied Economics, Sloan School of Management, MIT
Professor of Economics and a Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan