Institute for International Economic Policy
- Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change
- Economics of Ultra-Poverty: Causes and Remedies
- China's Economic Development & US-China Economic Relations
- Global Economic Governance in the 21st Century
News & Events
This event was livestreamed on November 14, 2013
starting at 9:30 am and available here
Known-Knowns and Unknowns about the Internet: Measuring the Economic, Social, and Governance Impact of the Web, November 14-15, 2013
Organizers: Dr. Susan Aaronson, GWU and Karin Alexander, Web Foundation
Conference Summary: Policymakers and netizens alike make broad claims about the effects of the internet upon economic growth, business, democracy, governance, and human rights. In recent years, economists have made significant progress in estimating the impact of the internet on areas such as economic growth, trade, fiscal policy, and education. But the progress made by economists has not been matched by scholars, activists, executives, and policymakers who seek to understand the internet's effects on governance, cyber security, and on human rights. We don't know if the Internet has stimulated development or whether the internet has led to measurable governance improvements. Moreover, scholars and activists don't yet know how to effectively measure Internet openness. We will also weigh the evidence that the Internet is splintering. With this conference, we hope to encourage greater understanding of metrics to assess our new digital age.
The 6th Annual Conference on U.S.-China Economic Relations 6 and China's Economic Development, November 8, 2013
At the Elliott School of International Affairs
Session 1: U.S.-China Trade: Jobs and Competition. Moderated by Michael Moore
Session 2: Multinational Firms in the U.S. and China. Moderated by Maggie Chen
Session 3: China's Growth and Financial Liberalization. Moderated by Jay Shambaugh
Session 4: China's Economic and Political Development. Moderated by Stephen Smith
Keynote Address: "China's Economic Development: Past, Present, and Future" by Steve Barnett, Division Chief-China, International Monetary Fund
World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim delivered a major policy address at GW in advance of the annual meetings of the World Bank Group. The event was moderated by James Foster. Watch the webcast here.
Event on Multidimensional Poverty at Today's UN General Assembly
The work of Sabina Alkire and James Foster on multidimensional poverty was the topic of a side panel at the opening of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The event was webcast live and is available in video format here. The side panel was organized by the new Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network , which was initiated this summer at a conference of Magdalen College, Oxford. Members include the President of Colombia, Juan Miguel Santos. The call to action prepared by the Network in conjunction with the World Bank, UNDP, and OECD can be viewed at the OPHI website.
The Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network
On June 6, 2013, IIEP Director James Foster spoke at the launch of the multidimensional poverty peer network organized by the Oxford Human Development and Poverty Initiative. His contribution to Colombia's poverty measure was acknowledged by the President of Colombia.
photo accredited to the UN WTF.
An international peer network for policy makers engaged in implementing multidimensional poverty measures
Providing peer-to-peer technical and policy support, and mutual input into design and institutional arrangements (read more about the event...)
Read President Santos' speech here.
- Leverage and Asset Prices: An Experiment - Ana Fostel
- Addicted to Oil: Implications for Climate Change Policy - Steve Suranovic
- Argentina: There and Back Again? - Michael Moore
- (Mis)understandings of Multidimensional Poverty Measurement - James Foster
- Does the WTO Help Member States Clean Up? - Susan Aaronson
- Israel - Middle East North Africa (MENA) Trade - Joseph Pelzman
- Trust and Trustworthiness in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters - Albert Chong
- A New Approach For Evaluating Economic Forecasts - Tara Sinclair
- Drill, Baby, Drill! Energy Independence Policy in the US - Llewelyn Hughes
- Human Recognition in Economic Development - Tony Castleman
- Effect of Hukou Restrictions on Human Capital Accumulation in China - Yao Pan
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