Ascent after Decline: Re-growing Economic Growth

Washington, DC
November 19, 2010
  • Catherine Mann, Brandeis University
  • Danny Leipziger, The Growth Dialogue, and Otaviano Canuto, The World Bank
  • Philippe Aghion, Harvard University
  • Paolo Guerrieri, University of Rome

The event, organized by The Growth Dialogue in partnership with The World Bank's Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network, brought influential scholars together in Washington, D.C. on November 19th, 2010 with the aim of exchanging views around a series of new research papers on the future contours of economic growth. The paper will be published in the Spring 2011 under the joint editorship of Otaviano Canuto of the World Bank and Danny Leipziger of George Washington University’s School of Business and managing Director of the Growth Dialogue.

The outlook for global economic growth after the crisis has dimmed, and this will have adverse implications not only for the future of growth in rich countries, but also for the options facing poor countries. In a series of papers, internationally distinguished authors have been asked to write about their areas of specialization to examine how growth can be rekindled in the coming years. The areas of focus are sources of growth and imbalances; technology and public policy, information and communications technologies; financial innovation; infrastructure; labor markets; fiscal policy; and innovation policy. A keynote lecture was given Professor Philippe Aghion of Harvard on the future role of government in supporting economic growth.

Workshop participants were academics from respected institutions, including Harvard University, Bocconi University, Brandeis University, Université Libre de Bruxelles, University of Rome, and Torino University, as well as representatives from think tanks, including The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the McKinsey World Institute, and the World Bank.

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