- LSE IGA Launch of the Global Policy Lab (G-POL)
LSE IGA marked the launch of its Global Policy Lab (G-POL) in May 2017. Participants included Professor Raghuram Rajan, Lord Adair Turner, Lord Nicholas Stern, Professor Philippe Aghion, Professor Sergei Guriev, Assistant Professor Keyu Jin, Visiting Professor Mario Blejer, Michael Sohlman and Duncan Clark. Professor Erik Berglof, Director of LSE IGA welcomed and led the event, which showcased two of G-POL’s initiatives: Rethinking Global Finance, and a new growth model – Avoiding the Middle Income Trap, under the newly established Transformation Commission.
Full event programme and photos.
- Innovations in Global Financial Governance - the Role of Emerging Economies. Buenos Aires, March 20, 2018
Our conference considered innovations in global financial governance and how they can be brought about. What have been the key innovations in terms of structures, instruments, processes and incentives? What has worked and what has not, and why? We analyzed the role and governance of international financial institutions (IFIs) as critical sources of policy advice; development finance; global financial safety nets and standard/rule setting. What are the lessons from the two most important global level innovations since the financial crisis: the G20 and the recently established IFIs sponsored by emerging economies?
The event was hosted by the Banco Hipotecario of Argentina and co-organised by the LSE Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) and its constituent Latin American and Caribbean Centre (LACC) and the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee (RBWC).
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- LSE IGA Thought Leaders Event on "Fractures in Globalisation & Implications for Emerging Economies"
LSE IGA, along with its constituent centre LACC, the Institute for New Economic thinking (INET) and Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) organised a major Thought Leaders Event on Fractures in Globalisation & Implications for Emerging Economies on June 19 in Mexico City during the 18th World Congress of the International Economic Association (IEA). World renowned speakers included Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, LSE's Tim Besley, Erik Berglof and Mario Blejer, Andres Velasco of Columbia University, Kaushik Basu of Cornell University, Anne Krueger of John Hopkins SAIS, Robert Johnson of INET, and Chong-En Bai of Tsinghua University, along with policy makers Guillermo Ortiz, Alicia Barcena, Monica Aspe, Enrique Cardenas, Eva Arceo and Jorge Suarez Velez.
The event covered three main topics: rethinking the global financial system; populism from left and right; and sustainable growth to avoid the "middle income trap". The final session hosted the launch of INET's Global Transformation Commission. More information on the event's official webpage.
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