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By Boris Pleskovic

The "Annual global financial institution convention on improvement Economics" (ABCDE) brings jointly the world's top students and improvement practitioners for a full of life debate on state of the art pondering in improvement coverage and the consequences for the worldwide financial system. The 10th convention handled 4 tricky issues in improvement: • the position of geography in international locations' luck, with Paul Krugman, John Luke Gallup and Jeffrey Sachs; • the position and layout of rules and pageant coverage, with Paul Joskow and Jean-Jacques Laffont; • the motives of monetary crises and how one can hinder them, with Bruce Greenwald, Asli Demirguc-Kunt and Enrica Detragiache; and • how ethnic clash impacts democracy and progress, with Paul Collier and Donald L. Horowitz. This quantity additionally comprises insights from Nobel Prize winner James Tobin, Stanley Fischer, Joseph E. Stiglitz, and international financial institution President James D. Wolfensohn.

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All rights reserved. Manufactured in the United States of America. First printing April 1999 Second printing September 1999 The Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics is a forum for discussion and debate of important policy issues facing developing countries. The conferences emphasize the contribution that empirical and basic economic research can make to understanding development processes and to formulating sound development policies. Conference papers are written by researchers in and outside the World Bank.

All are with Communications Development Incorporated. Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics is indexed in Human Resources Abstracts, the Index of Economic Articles, the Index of Social Science and Humanities Proceedings, the Index to International Statistics, the Public Affairs Information Service, Sage Public Administration Abstracts, the Standard Periodical Directory, and Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory and online by ABI/INFORM and DIALOG. ISSN 1020-4407 ISBN 0-8213-4321-1 Page iii CONTENTS Introduction Boris Pleskovic and Joseph E.

During that period GDP fell in five separate years in both the United States and the United Kingdom (see World Bank 1998b). Thus the East Asia system had delivered not only greater growth but less volatility (measured by vulnerability to outside shocks) than the economic regimes found elsewhere in the world. If the countries were "vulnerable," it was a newly acquired vulnerability-perhaps a deviation from the "Asian model" that had ensured them such high growth and stability over the Page 17 preceding three decades.

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