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Surviving the global economic crisis - perspectives from Africa and Asia

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International Growth Centre Global Crisis Group event

Date: Thursday 18 June 2009
Time: 5.30- 7.30pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Ernest Aryeetey, Surjit Bhalla, Richard Portes, Yu Yongding  
Chair: Gobind Nankani

A meeting that will present perspectives on the global crisis from leading figures in the field of growth and international development. Presentations will focus on the effects of the global economic downturn on developing countries, how those countries are managing the impact of the crisis, and what more might be done to assist them. This event is being organized in cooperation with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Presentations from Ernest Aryeetey (University of Ghana and Brookings Institution, Accra), Surjit Bhalla (Oxus Research and Investments, New Delhi), Richard Portes (London Business School, CEPR and Chair, Global Crisis Group), and Yu Yongding (Director, Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing), will be followed by a roundtable discussion chaired by Gobind Nankani (Executive Director, International Growth Centre).

The presentations will be followed by the launch of the International Growth Centre's website and by a question and answer period.

Podcast & Video

A podcast and video of this event is available to download from the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel|.



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