Growth Week 2013

Past Event London, UK From to Inclusive Growth

Growth Week 2013 was held in London on the 23rd to the 25th of September. Our annual conference brings together a wide range of policymakers and researchers to discuss the latest issues in development.

Daily summaries for all three days of Growth Week, and the audio of all three public lectures are now available to download below. Podcasts and presentations from all other sessions will be available shortly. The programme is available to download below.

Photographs from all three days of Growth Week 2013 are now on our Flickr page.

Public lectures
On Monday 23 September, 6.30-8pm, Trevor Manuel (Minister in the Presidency and head of the South African National Planning Commission) spoke at the launch of Growth Week 2013 on the topic of Sustaining Inclusive Growth in Africa. Francesco Caselli (LSE) acted as discussant and the chair was Jonathan Leape (IGC). Craig Calhoun (LSE) welcomed delegates to the event. An audio of the public lecture is available below. We apologise for the poor quality of this recording. A video will soon be available on the LSE website.

On Tuesday 24 September, 6.30-8pm, Paul Collier (Co-Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford) spoke on the topic of Financing Infrastructure Investment in Africa. Antonio Estache (European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics) and Keith Palmer (InfraCo and Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund) were discussants. Tony Venables (Oxford) chaired the session.

On Wednesday 25 September, 6.30-8pm, Robin Burgess, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Abhijit Banerjee, Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology led a discussion regarding Transforming the Economic Lives of the Ultrapoor. Chaired by Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Burgess and Banerjee were joined by two discussants: Dean Karlan (Yale University) and Mushtaque Chowdhury (BRAC).

Please note that expenses such as hotel accommodation and travel costs will only be covered for those who were invited to participate as part of the programme (these delegates are kindly requested to follow the reimbursement procedure as per the IGC Travel Policy available to download below).