JRCPPF 9th Annual Conference: Development Finance in Fragile States (DAY 1)
Click HERE for more information and to register.______________________Emerging economies are increasingly turning towards private sector financing to fund infrastructure and other development needs. While middle-income countries have the capacity to manage complex, privately financed projects, low-income, and fragile states face several hurdles. Poor infrastructure, political and economic risks, inefficient regulatory regimes, and weak financial systems, all pose barriers to mobilizing new investment and kick-starting private sector growth. This conference will explore some of these challenges, including the role of multilateral development banks and development finance institutions, new instruments to leverage private sector investment, risk management in fragile states, and China’s approach to financing development through the Belt & Road Initiative.THURSDAY, February 20, 2020 3:00–3:10 PMWelcome & Opening Remarks:Atif Mian, John H. Laporte, Jr. Class of 1967 Professor of Economics, Public Policy and Finance; Director, Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance, Princeton University 3:00–4:30 PMSESSION 1: Macro Policy, Capital Flows & InvestmentMicaela Giorcelli, Assistant Professor of Economics, UCLAOdette Lienau, Professor of Law, Cornell UniversityJesse Schreger, Assistant Professor of Business, Columbia Business SchoolBrad Setser, Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign RelationsModerator: Adrien Matray, Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton University4:30–6:00 PM KEYNOTE SPEAKERRaghuram Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Chicago Booth 6:00–7:30 PM Reception for conference attendees Conference Chairs: Ethan Kapstein, Atif Mian, Jacob Shapiro, Leonard WantchekonThe conference will be hosted by the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance at Princeton University. The conference is co-sponsored by the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, the Center for Contemporary China, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).Please note that the conference will take place on the Princeton University campus.The conference will be livestreamed and recorded for later viewing.For conference-related announcements, please sign up for our newsletter.Please note that the conference will take place on the Princeton University campus. The conference will be live-streamed and recorded for later viewing.