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Global Economic Development: What the Trends Portend

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Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank, Dr. Kaushik Basu, will give two lectures at Georgetown University as part of a semester-long conversation on “The Global Future for Development.

The first lecture will outline the challenge of economic development in today’s world, drawing on long-term trends and contemporary risks, ranging from the Eurozone to BRICS. The lecture will include a statement of the World Bank’s two mission goals of ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity and will analyze some of the trends from the perspective of these two goals.