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October 29, 2013

Jonathan Morduch Keynote Speaker at DRI Annual Conference on Nov. 15


FAI's Jonathan Morduch is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech on "How Microcredit Went Global" for the Development Research Iniative's 2013 Annual Conference on Friday, November 15th.  The theme of this year's conference is "Nations vs. Individuals: Pioneering Studies in Non-National Development."  Below is a complete description of the event as well as location, registration, and scheduling info.

WHAT: DRI 2013 Annual Conference - Nations vs. Individuals: Pioneering Studies in Non-National Development

The development debate today overemphasizes the nation-state as a unit of analysis. This is understandable since most statistics are available only at the country level. Yet development success often happens at scales either larger or smaller than the nation-state, whether it be the remarkable dynamism of one city block, one ethnic group, or one network, or the long-term evolution of products, technology, and institutions, when individuals move, associate, innovate, disseminate, and trade. The studies in this conference are the first from a DRI research project studying non-national examples of economic development.

WHO:  Confirmed Speakers include -

  • William Easterly, Professor of Economics, NYU
    "Why are we So Obsessed with Nations in Economic Development?”
  • Ross Levine, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley
    “The Spread of Development through Colonial European Settlement”
  • Emmanuel Akyeampong, Professor of History, Harvard and Yaw Nyarko, Professor of Economics, NYU
    “How Indigenous Entrepreneurs Brought Cocoa and Transformed Ghana” 
  • Steven Pennings, NYU
    “Do National Leaders Matter?”
  • Jonathan Morduch, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, NYU Wagner
    Keynote Speech, "How Microcredit Went Global"

WHEN: Friday November 15, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

WHERE: Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center, 10th Floor 
                60 Washington Square South
               New York, NY 10012

HOW:  Click here to register.

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