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GTAP Events: 15th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis: Plenary Speakers

Wednesday, June 27
Jean-Louis Arcand Jean-Louis Arcand, "Development and the Effectiveness of Social Programmes"

Jean-Louis Arcand has been Professor of International Economics and Development Studies at the Graduate Institute since 2008. He has also been recently appointed Chair of Development Studies. Jean-Louis Arcand is associate editor of the Journal of African Economies and the Revue d'Economie du Développement, co-editor of the European Journal of Development Research, and Founding Fellow of the European Union Development Network (EUDN). He was assistant and then Associate Professor at the University of Montréal, and Professor at the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches en Développement International (CERDI). Professor Arcand holds a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA. His research focuses on the microeconomics of development, particularly in West Africa and the Maghreb, with a current focus on impact evaluation of social programmes. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, the FAO, the UNDP, the Gates Foundation and several national governments. Jean-Louis Arcand is currently leading impact evaluations in Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, The Cameroon, The Gambia, Mali, Morocco, and Senegal, with the topics being investigated ranging from peer mentoring to fight HIV-AIDS to capacity-building in rural producer organisations to foster food security.

Friday, June 29
Richard Baldwin Richard Baldwin, "Global Trade Governance in the 21st century"

Richard Edward Baldwin is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva since 1991, Policy Director of CEPR since 2006, and Editor-in-Chief of Vox since he founded it in June 2007. He was Co-managing Editor of the journal Economic Policy from 2000 to 2005, and Programme Director of CEPR's International Trade programme from 1991 to 2001. Before that he was a Senior Staff Economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisors in the Bush Administration (1990-1991), on leave from Columbia University Business School where he was Associate Professor. He did his PhD in economics at MIT with Paul Krugman. He was visiting professor at MIT in 2002/03 and has taught at universities in Italy, Germany and Norway. He has also worked as consultant for the numerous governments, the European Commission, OECD, World Bank, EFTA, and USAID. The author of numerous books and articles, his research interests include international trade, globalisation, regionalism, and European integration. He is a CEPR Research Fellow.

Robert Stavins Robert N. Stavins, "Green Growth, Market Failures, and Technological Change"

Robert N. Stavins is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, Director of Graduate Studies for the Doctoral Programs in Public Policy and Political Economy & Government, Co Chair of the Harvard Business School Kennedy School Joint Degree Programs, and Director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements. He is a University Fellow of Resources for the Future, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Board of Directors of Resources for the Future, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, and numerous editorial boards, and Co-Editor of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, and an editor of the Journal of Wine Economics. He was elected a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in 2009. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the Chairman of the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a Lead Author of the Second and Third Assessment Reports and now a Coordinating Leading Author of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Professor Stavins' research has focused on diverse areas of environmental economics and policy, and his research has appeared in the over a hundred journal articles, and more than a dozen books. Professor Stavins works closely with public officials on matters of national and international environmental policy, and has also been a consultant to numerous private foundations and firms. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Northwestern University, an M.S. in agricultural economics from Cornell, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard.