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Wednesday, May 16, 2007 3:30pm - 5:00pm Reception to follow
The Brookings Institution Falk Auditorium 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC
A rapid rise in globalization has fueled the integration of international economies leading to increased trade, foreign investment, and economic growth. Yet, the world's poorest citizens and most fragile and developing economes are challenged by the costs of this global marketplace.
On May 16, Brookings Global Economy and Development program will host the release of a new study, "The Impact of Globalization on the World's Poor," in coordination with scholars from the World Institute for Development Economics Reserach of the United Nations University and the Center for Global Development. Panelists will discuss the main findings of the research, its relevance to current policy issues, and possible strategies that would better harness the benefits of globalization in favor of the world's poor.
After the program, panelists will take audience questions. At the conclusion of the event, there will be a reception in the Saul/Zilkha Lounge.
Chair and Moderator: Carol Graham Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland
Panelists: Machiko Nissanke Professor of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Erik Thorbecke H.E. Babcock Professor of Economics Emeritus, Cornell University