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Global Economic Development: What the Trends Portend

February 11, 2015

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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.


Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies, Cornell University & former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank