2020 Annual Conference: Program

development finance in fragile states| February 20-21, 2020

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

THURSDAY, February 20, 2020
3:00–3:10 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks:
Atif Mian, John H. Laporte, Jr. Class of 1967 Professor of Economics, Public Policy and Finance; Director, Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance, Princeton University
3:10–4:40 PM SESSION 1: Macro Policy, Capital Flows & Investment

Micaela Giorcelli, Assistant Professor of Economics, UCLA
Odette Lienau, Professor of Law, Cornell University
Jesse Schreger, Assistant Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
Brad Setser, Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
Moderator: Adrien Matray, Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University

4:45–6:00 PM

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

Moderator: Carol Giacomo, Visiting Lecturer in the Humanities Council; Ferris Professor of Journalism; The New York Times Editorial Board Member

6:00–7:30 PM Reception for conference attendees
FRIDAY, February 21, 2020
8:30–9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00–9:15 AM Introductory Remarks: Jacob Shapiro, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University
9:15–10:45 AM SESSION 2: MANAGING RISK IN FRAGILE ENVIRONMENTS

Tarek Ghani, Chief Economist, International Crisis Group
Nicola Limodio, Assistant Professor of Finance, Bocconi University
Mark Roland Thomas *01, Director, Country Credit Risk, World Bank
Moderator: Jacob Shapiro

10:45–11:00 AM Coffee break
11:00 AM–12:30 PM SESSION 3: NEW FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS FOR DEVELOPMENT

Neil Gregory, Chief Thought Leadership Officer, International Finance Corporation
Christopher Marks *96, Managing Director, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Kruskaia Sierra-Escalante *98, Manager for Blended Finance,  International Finance Corporation
Chris Walker *98, Social Innovations Director, Mercy Corps
Moderator: Ethan Kapstein, Visiting Professor and Associate Director of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, Princeton University

12:30–1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00–2:00 PM

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist, UK Department for International Development

Moderator: Leonard Wantchekon, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Founder, African School of Economics

2:00–2:15 PM Break
2:15–3:45 PM SESSION 4: CHINA BELT & ROAD INITIATIVE -- NEW ROUTES TO DEVELOPMENT FINANCE

Deborah Bräutigam, Professor in International Political Economy, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Maggie Chen, Professor of Economics, George Washington University
Scott Morris, Director of the US Development Policy Initiative, Center for Global Dev.
Moderator: Rory Truex '07, Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University

3:45–4:00 PM Closing Remarks: Atif Mian