Governance, Equity, and Global Markets: The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics - Europe

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This collection of papers from the 1999 ABCDE reflects the fact that economic trends are demanding a more intense flow of ideas and expertise between developed and developing worlds. While there is growing recognition of the need for macroeconomic stability, there is no consensus on how to balance this need with pressing social needs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199241552
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Pierre-Alain Muet/Joseph E. Stiglitz
Opening speech, Lionel Jospin
Opening speech, James D. Wolfensohn
Part 1. Markets, Development and Institutions
1. Transition: The First Ten Years, John S. Flemming
Comment, Olivier Blanchard
2. Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?: Corporate Governance Failures in the Transition, Joseph E. Stiglitz
3. Privatization and Institutions in Developing and Transition Economies, Mustapha Nabli
4. Different Approaches to Bankruptcy, Olivier Hart
5. The Institutional Infrastructure of Competition Policy, Jean Tirole
6. The Evolution of Legal Institutions and Economic Regime Change, Katharina Pistor
7. Cross-Sectional Wage and Employment Rigidities vs. Aggregate Employment, Giuseppe Bertola
Comment, José Luis Machinea
8. Institutions and the Workings of the Labour Market, Stephen Nickell
9. Separation of Powers and Development, Jean-Jacques Laffont
Comment, Paul Seabright
10. Bureaucratic Corruption and Political Accountability, Susan Rose-Ackerman
Comment, Augustine Ruzindana
11. Independence and Accountability of Central Banks
Comment, Norbert Walter
Part 2. Equity, Public Goods, and Global Governance
12. Poverty and Inclusion from a World Perspective, François Bourguignon & Anthony Atkinson
13. Safety Nets, Savings, and Informal Social Security Systems in Crisis-Prone Economies, Stefan Dercon
Comment, Peter Orszag
14. Pension Reform and Demographic Trends: Is Funding the Solution
Comment, Alessandro Cigno
15. Regional Integration Agreements: a Force for Convergence or Divergence?, Anthony Venables
16. Asymmetric Regionalism in Sub-Saharan Africa: Where do We Stand?, Olivier Cadot, Jaime de Melo, and Marcelo Olarreaga
Comment, Pierre Jacquemot
17. Benefits and Costs of EU Enlargement: Theoretical and Practical Considerations on Trade Policy Issues, Andras Inotai
18. The Precautionary Principle: Different Cases and Viewpoints, Olivier Godard, P.-H. Gouyon, Claude Henry, and P. Lagadec
19. Energy Crisis versus Climate Change: Is there a Lesson to be Learned?, Olli Tahvonen
20. Global Governance for Environment: Equity and Efficiency, Laurence Tubiana (in "annex" Rajendra K. Pachauri) & Charles Perrings
21. Protecting the Global Environment: Towards Effective Governance and Equitable Solutions, Rajendra K. Pachauri
Comment, Charles Perrings
22. R & D in Developing Countries: What Should Governments Do?, Peter Neary
23. Gender Economics: Just Another Dummy Variable?, Diane Elson
Comment, Olga Vershinskaya
24. Financial Fragility, Crises, and the Stakes of Prudential Control: A Few Lessons Learned from Recent Experience, Michel Aglietta
Comment, Uri Dadush
25. Growth and Debt: A New Perspective on the African and Latin American Tragedies, Daniel Cohen
Comment, Tchétché Nguessan

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