World Bank Chief Economists’ Roundtable

World Bank Chief Economists’ Roundtable

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DATE: April 18, 2013
TIME: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT (14:30 – 16:00 GMT or convert time)
LOCATION: Online and World Bank Group Headquarters in Washington, DC

The World Bank's Chief Economists engaged in a discussion on prospects for the world economy and attendant risks and opportunities facing developing countries. Chief Economist and Senior Vice President Kaushik Basu joined Chief Economists from each of the six developing regions. Views from each of the six regions were offered.

Hans Timmer, Director of the Development Prospects Group moderated the event.

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Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa, World Bank Group
Chief Economist for the East Asia & Pacific region
Chief Economist, Europe and Central Asia
Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa
Chief Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank Group
Chief Economist, South Asia, World Bank Group
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