01 Jul 2005 - 01 Sep 2005
development, Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, Europe, Macroeconomics and macroeconomic policy, Post-communist transition and development issues, public goods, Research, Trade, economic integration and globalization

International Public Goods for Economic Development


Conference on International Public Goods for Economic Development (2005-09-15)

"The EU, through the enlargement process, has acted as the international club good provider, whose influence across time and countries was correlated with better transition outcomes when compared to the influence of global institutions … we argue that the international community could best promote development in poorer countries through an offer of deep economic integration with the industrialised world, dependent upon meeting broad-based conditionality, similar to the Copenhagen accession criteria" write CASE researchers Marek Dabrowski and Artur Radziwill in the paper (attached) presented at the conference "International Public Goods for Economic Development" at Harvard University on September 7-8, 2005.

Organized by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the conference on International Public Goods for Economic Development was part of a global research project designed to contribute to a better understanding of the role of international public goods in economic development and the modalities of their provision in the present global environment. The conference brought together a select group of faculty members, policymakers, scholars and economic development specialists from various geographical regions. They discussed proposals and recommendations for policymaking at the regional, national, and international levels, aiming to correct the undersupply of specific International Public Goods.

Geographical range:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,

Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia,

Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan


United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)


University Complutense in Madrid

Related files:

1. Marek Dabrowski, Artur Radziwil, International Public Goods for Economic Development: The Case of Post-Communist Transition (first preliminary draft)
2. Conference program. For more information about the conference please visit: http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/conferences/unido/