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The Future of Development: A Virtual Webinar Series (with globe in background)
The Future of Development

The Peril and Promise of Financial Markets For Developing Countries

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:15am Washington DC time



  • Atif R. Mian, John H. Laporte, Jr. Class of 1967 Professor of Economics, Public Policy and Finance at Princeton University; Director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs; Recipient of the 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship in Economics
  • Jing Cai, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland; Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)


  • Shanta Devarajan, Non-resident Fellow, Center for Global Development; Professor of the Practice of Development, Georgetown University, gui2de affiliate


In the Future of Development series, the Center for Global Development and the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation (gui2de) bring together development experts, scholars, and policymakers to address the big questions facing developing countries and help shape the agenda in global development over the next decade. In this edition, Atif Mian and Jing Cai will join host Shanta Devarajan to discuss trends, innovation, and improvements in finance and financial markets in developing countries in the coming years.

If you have questions for our panelists, please submit them to, tweet @CGDev #CGDTalks, or submit your comments via YouTube.

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