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Quantifying the Impact of Rich Countries' Policies on Poor Countries

Thursday, October 23, 2003 - 8:30am to Friday, October 24, 2003 - 8:00pm

The Center for Global Development (CGD) and the Global Development Network (GDN) convened an experts' research workshop on quantifying the impact of developed countries' policies on developing countries, at CGD in Washington, DC, on October 23rd and 24th, 2003.

The meeting increased knowledge about the "filters" between developed-country policies and socioeconomic outcomes in developing countries. It asked how and to what measurable extent the effects of developed-country policy ripple through different institutional environments in developing countries to create socioeconomic change. Policies of interest include decisions taken by rich-country governments in the areas of foreign aid, trade policy, migration policy, environment, security, and private investment regulation. By enhancing the collection and analysis of data with respect to developed-country policies and developing-country sensitivities, this research offers an innovative and quantifiable perspective on the imperative for development in an age of globalization.

This research workshop followed and continued the enterprise of two earlier meetings:

Building on this work, the October research workshop brought together top researchers from developing and developed countries to assess the state of the art in research quantifying the impact of rich countries' policies on poor countries, point out gaps in our knowledge of the magnitude of these impacts both singly and comparatively, and suggest key areas of further study. Where the previous meetings had addressed the "what" of quantifying impact, this workshop addressed the "how".

Thursday, October 23, 2005

Research session: MIGRATION
Chair: Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development
Discussant: Louka Katseli, OECD Development Centre

Alan Winters, University of Sussex
The Economic Implications of Liberalising Mode 4 Trade
Relaxing the Restrictions on the Temporary Movement of Natural Persons: A Simulation Analysis

Eugenia Markova, University of Sussex
Changes in Social and Economic Status of the Legalized Bulgarian Immigrants in Greece
Questionnaire about Bulgarian Immigrants in Spain

John McHale, Queen's University, Ontario
Gone but not forgotten
The Fiscal Impact of High Skilled Emigration

Robert E. B. Lucas, Boston University
Issues in measuring the impact of migration regimes on economic development (no paper)

H. N. Thenuwara, Central Bank of Sri Lanka
The impact of the Mode 4 liberalization of services on economic growth and policy options


Research session: TRADE I
Chair: Lyn Squire, Global Development Network
Discussant: Dani Rodrik, Harvard University

Thomas Hertel, Purdue University
The Earnings Effects of Multilateral Trade Liberalization

William Cline, Institute for International Economics and CGD
Industrial Country Protection and the Impact of Trade Liberalization on Global Poverty (paper available at workshop)

Guido Porto, World Bank
Trade Reforms, Market Access and Poverty in Argentina

Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, United Nations University
The Impact Of The WTO Regime On Developing Countries
Wage Determination of Child Labor and Effect of Trade Reform


Research session: OTHER IMPACTS
Chair: Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development
Discussants: Guy Pfefferman, World Bank; Ted Moran, Georgetown University

Stijn Claessens, University of Amsterdam
Basle II Capital Requirements and Developing Countries: A Political Economy Perspective

Manuel Albaladejo, University of Oxford
Indicators of the Relative Importance of IPRs In Developing Countries

Shyamal Chowdhury, International Food Policy Research Institute
Setting Weights for Aggregate Indices: An Application to the Commitment to Development Index and Human Development Index

Paul Epstein, Harvard University School of Medicine
Biological and Physical Signs of Climate Change: Focus on Mosquito-borne Diseases

Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development


Friday, October 24, 2005

Research session: TRADE II
Chair: Gary McMahon, Global Development Network
Discussant: Sherman Robinson, International Food Policy Research Institute

Odin Knudsen, World Bank
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Incomplete Trade Liberalization and Developing Countries

Michael Gasiorek, University of Sussex
The EU-Med partnership and rules of origin

Ahmed Galal, Egyptian Center for Economic Studies, Cairo
Egypt-US and Morocco-US Free Trade Agreements

Debapriya Bhattacharya, Center for Policy Dialogue, Dhaka
Preferential Market Access to EU and Japan

Marcelo Olarreaga, World Bank
Reducing Agricultural Tariffs versus Domestic Support: What's More Important for Developing Countries?


Research session: AID
Chair: Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development
Discussant: Steve Radelet, Center for Global Development

Torgny Holmgren, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Shared Responsibility - Sweden's Policy for Global Development

Ernest Aryeetey, University of Ghana and ISSER
Does Tying Aid make it More Costly?

David Roodman, Center for Global Development
The Anarchy of Numbers: Aid, Development, and Cross-country Empirics - updated 07/2004

Michael Atingi-Ego, Central Bank of Uganda
Impact of HIPC debt initiative on macroeconomic variables - Case of Uganda

Hirohisa Kohama, University of Shizuoka, Japan
Aid and Growth Reconsidered

* * *Attendees who did not make a presentation include:

Punam Chuhan, World Bank
Kim Hamilton, Migration Policy Institute
Victoria Levin, World Bank
Milena Novy-Marx, MacArthur Foundation
Patrick Osakwe, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Mary Page, MacArthur Foundation
Demetri Papademetriou, Migration Policy Institute
George Vickers, Open Society Institute
Janet Maughan, The Rockefeller Foundation
Ulrich Hiemenz, OECD Development Center
Robert Picciotto, Global Policy Project
Dilip Ratha, World Bank
Zia Qureshi, World Bank
Yuki Tokoyama, Japan Bank for International Cooperation