2020 - Development Finance in Fragile States

JRCPPF 9th Annual Conference | February 21-22, 2020

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Emerging economies are increasingly turning towards private sector financing to fund infrastructure and other development needs. While middle-income countries have the capacity to manage complex, privately financed projects, low-income, and fragile states face several hurdles. Poor infrastructure, political and economic risks, inefficient regulatory regimes, and weak financial systems, all pose barriers to mobilizing new investment and kick-starting private sector growth. This conference will explore some of these challenges, including the role of multilateral development banks and development finance institutions, new instruments to leverage private sector investment, risk management in fragile states, and China’s approach to financing development through the Belt & Road Initiative.

The conference will be hosted by the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance at Princeton University. The conference is co-sponsored by the  Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, the Center for Contemporary China, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).

Conference Chairs: Ethan Kapstein, Atif Mian, Jacob Shapiro, Leonard Wantchekon

Please note that the conference will take place on the Princeton University campus. The conference will be live-streamed and recorded for later viewing.

Agenda

February 20, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM SESSION 1: Macro Policy, Capital Flows and Investment
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Raghuram Rajan
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Reception for Conference Attendees
February 21, 2020
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Remarks
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM SESSION 2: Risk Management in Fragile Contexts
10:45 AM - 12:15 AM SESSION 3: New Financial Instruments for Development
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Rachel Glennerster
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM SESSION 4: China's Belt & Road Initiative
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Closing Remarks

     

Speakers

Deborah Bräutigam, Professor in International Political Economy, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Deborah Bräutigam, Professor in International Political Economy, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Michael Callen, Assistant Professor of Economics and Strategic Management, Rady School of Management, UCSD

Michael Callen, Assistant Professor of Economics and Strategic Management, Rady School of Management, UCSD

Maggie X. Chen, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, George Washington University

Maggie X. Chen, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, George Washington University

Tarek Ghani, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Washington Unviersity in St. Louis

Tarek Ghani, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Washington Unviersity in St. Louis

Michela Giorcelli, Assistant Professor of Economics, UCLA

Michela Giorcelli, Assistant Professor of Economics, UCLA

Neil Gregory, Chief Thought Leadership Officer, International Finance Corporation

Neil Gregory, Chief Thought Leadership Officer, International Finance Corporation

Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Odette Lienau, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Odette Lienau, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Senior Fellow, Director of the US Development Policy Initiative, CGD

Scott Morris, Senior Fellow, Director of the US Development Policy Initiative, CGD

 Nicolo Limodio, Assistant Professor of Economics, Bocconi University

Nicolo Limodio, Assistant Professor of Economics, Bocconi University

Carmen M. Reinhart, Professor of the International Financial System, Harvard Kennedy School

Carmen M. Reinhart, Professor of the International Financial System, Harvard Kennedy School

Jesse M. Schreger, Assistant Professor of Business Economics, Columbia Business School

Jesse M. Schreger, Assistant Professor of Business Economics, Columbia Business School

Brad W. Setser, Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

Brad W. Setser, Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

Lakshmi Shyam-Sunder, Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, World Bank Group

Lakshmi Shyam-Sunder, VP and Chief Risk Officer, World Bank Group

Kruskaia Sierra-Escalante, Head of Blended Finance for Climate, International Finance Corporation

Kruskaia Sierra-Escalante, Head of Blended Finance for Climate, International Finance Corporation

Chris Walker, Director, Social Innovations, Mercy Corps

Chris Walker, Director, Social Innovations, Mercy Corps

Development Finance in Fragile States : February 20-21, 2020

Keynote Speakers

Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist, UK Dept. for International Development (DFID)

Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist, UK Dept. for International Development (DFID)

 Raghuram Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Chicago Booth School

Raghuram Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Chicago Booth School