February 29, 2016
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Posted by NCID

The Navarra Center for International Development, along with the Fundaci贸n Ram贸n Areces, will organize the Vth Research Workshop in Madrid, the 6th and 7th of this coming June.

We are pleased to announce the distinguished keynote speakers for this fifth edition:

Monday, June 6th. Sonia Bhalotra (University of Essex) and Gonzalo Hern谩ndez Licona (CONEVAL).

Tuesday, June 7th. Friedrich Schneider (Johannes Kepler University, Institute for the Study of Labor), Chris Papageorgiou (International Monetary Fund) and, Luis Carranza (Ex minister of Economy and Finances in Peru).


Speakers for Monday 6th of June

Sonia Bhalotra (University of Essex)

Sonia Bhalotra is a Professor of Economics at the University of Essex.  Her research interest lie on: child development, global health, gender and, the political economy of public service provision. Her research uses micro-data from across developing countries, and early twentieth century data from America and the Scandinavian countries.

She has served on steering of scientific committees in the health and education domains, including at the WHO and ILO, contributed to UNESCO's GMR, was recently a PI on a Grand Challenges Canada Consortium studying early life risk factors (visit this site).

She is currently on the Senior Co-Investigator Team of the ESRC Centre for Micro-social Change and the Programme for Human Rights and Big Data at Essex.



Gonzalo Hern谩ndez Licona (CONEVAL)

Gonzalo Hern谩ndez Licona is the Executive Secretary of the Consejo Nacional de Evaluaci贸n de la Pol铆tica de Desarrollo Social (CONEVAL). CONEVAL object is to evaluate the policies and programs of Social Development and carrying out the measurement of poverty in the country, Mexico.

He was General Director of Evaluation and Monitoring of the Ministry of Social Development from 2002 to 2005, where he pioneered the construction of a system of monitoring and evaluation within the federal government. He was a professor in the Department of Economics ITAM from 1991 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2002 and served as Director of Economics at the same institution between 1998 and 1999.

**Gonzalo Hern谩ndez Licona will be giving an OPEN coference on Monday the 6th of June "Using a Multidimensional Poverty Indicator to guide Public Policy in Mexico" at 19:30 in the Auditorium of Fundaci贸n Ram贸n Areces**



Speakers for Tuesday 6th of June

Friedrich Schneider (Johannes Kepler University, Insitute for the Study of Labor)

Friedrich Schneider is Professor of Economics at Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria, and since 2006 he is Research Professor at the DIW Berlin, Germany.

During 1991 to 1996 he was Dean of Social Science and Economics at Johannes Kepler University of Linz and Vice President for Foreign Affairs of the Johannes Kepler University of Linz from 1996-2007. He was President of the Austrian Economic Association during 1997-1999 and from 2005-2008 he was President of the German Economic Association (Verein f眉r Socialpolitik). From 2013 - 2016 he is Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board at the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany. He has also been consultant to numerous organizations including the Brussels EU Commission, IMF, World Bank.

He has also published numerous book chapters and books The Economics of the Hidden Economy (editor of 2 volumes, in: Mark Blaug (ed.), Handbook of the Shadow Economy (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011), and, The Shadow Economy (with Colin C. Williams, The Institute of Economic Affairs, 2013) among others.

His research interest lies on General Economic Policy, Public Finance, Shadow Economy, organized Crime and, Environmental Economics among others.



Chris Papageorgiou (International Monetary Fund)

Chris Papageorgiou  is a senior economist in the research department at the International Monetary Fund since 2009 and Deputy Unit Chief since 2013. His work is primarily focused on economic growth and international macroeconomics. He has published extensively, including in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, and Journal of Applied Econometrics, among others. He is a co-editor of the Journal of Macroeconomics, and is an associate editor of the European Economic Review and the IMF Economic Review.

His last papers published were: 鈥淓fficiency-Adjusted Public Capital and Growth,鈥 with Sanjeev Gupta, Alvar Kangur and Abdoul Wane (World Development, 164-178: May 2014); 鈥淲ho Benefits from Financial Development? New Methods, New Evidence,鈥 with Daniel Henderson and Christopher Parmeter (European Economic Review, 47-67: October 2013); 鈥淲hich Reforms Work and under What Institutional Environment: Evidence from a New Dataset on Structural Reforms,鈥 with Massimiliano Onorato and Alessandro Prati (Review of Economics and Statistics, 946-968: July 2013) and 鈥淩ising Income Inequality: Technology, or Trade and Financial Globalization?鈥 with Florence Jaumotte and Subir Lall (IMF Economic Review, 271-309: June 2013).



Luis Carranza (Ex minister of Economy and Finances in Peru)

Luis Carranza is an economist and Peruvian politician that was the Minister of Economy and Finance of Peru in the administration of Peruvian president Alan Garc铆a, from July 2006 - July 2008 and from January 2009 until December of the same year. Before his tenure in the Peruvian government he was chief economist for Latin American and emerging markets in the BBVA and he teached macroeconomics at the University of Navarra.

During his position as minister in Peru, he went through several structural economic reforms that proved extremely successful. Peru achieved their highest continued average growth rates in the last decades (8% average), the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement with United States was signed, technology and productivity gains in the country were the highest ever in recorded Peruvian history (40% yearly increments in capital investment), and poverty dropped dramatically (from 52% to 34% of total population).