Keynote address

Martin Wolf, PowerPoint Presentation entitled Challenges and Risks of Globalisation

Session 1. The Asian Challenge to Europe: Growth Performance and Changing Trade Patterns

Anders Aslund, How Can the EU Emulate the Positive Features of the East Asian Model?
See also: PowerPoint Presentation
Susan Schadler, Growth in the Central and Eastern European Countries of the European Union
See also: PowerPoint Presentation
Wing Thye Woo, The Asian Challenge to Europe? No, the best is yet to be.
See also: PowerPoint Presentation

Session 2. Global Imbalances: Sources, Sustainability, and Policy Responses

Jűrgen von Hagen, Brigit Schmitz, Alan Ahearne, Current Account Imbalances in the Euro Area
See also: PowerPoint Presentation
Marek Dabrowski, Rethinking balance-of-payments constraints in a globalized world
Ray Barell, Sustainable Adjustment of Global Imbalances
Daniel Gros, PowerPoint Presentation and background papers:

1. A World Out of Balance? Special report of the CEPS Macroeconomic Policy Group
2. Foreign Investment in the US (I): Dissapearing in a black hole?
3. Foreign Investment in the US (II): Being taken to the cleaners?

Gian Maria Milesi-Feretti, PowerPoint Presentation and background papers:

1. Europe and Imbalances
2. A Global Perspective on External Positions
3. Appendix 1.2 in the September 2005 WE
4. A follow-up BOX in the Spring 2006 WEO

Session 3. Migration Flows: Between Economic Needs and Social Fears

Sebastien Jean, Migration in OECD Countries: Labour Market Impact and Integration Issues
See also: PowerPoint Presentation
Jakob von Weizacker, A Simulation of the Distributional Effects of International Migration
See also: PowerPoint Presentation

Session 4. Is Aid Needed in a World of Free Trade? (sponsored by the GMF)

Paolo Garonna & Abdur Chowdhury, Effective Foreign Aid, Economic Integration and Subsidiarity: Lessons from Europe
See also: PowerPoint Presentation
Refik Erzan, Multilateral and Regional Approaches to "Aid for Trade"
Siow Yue Chia, Comments to papers by Erzan and Garonna&Chowdhury
Stephen P. Groff, Millenium Challenge Corporation Bacground and Overview
Keun Lee, What is Needed: Aid or Access?

Session 5. Governance and Economic Development

Paul G. Hare, The Political Economy of Growth and Governance
See also: PowerPoint Presentation
Leszek Balcerowicz, Institutions and Convergence
Jacek Rostowski, The Wig and the Pith Helmet - the Impact of "Legal School" versus Colonial Institutions on Economic Performance
See also: PowerPoint Presentation
Jan Svejnar, Simon Commander, Do Institutions, Ownership, Exporting and Competition Explain Firm Performance? Evidence from 26 Transition Countries.
See also: PowerPoint Presentation
Leonid Polishchuk, Institutions for Growth: Flexible but Stable

Session 6. The European Union and its Near Abroad

Michael Emerson, Gergana Noutcheva and Nicu Popescu, European Neighbourhood Policy after two years:  Time indeed for an 'ENP Plus
See also: PowerPoint Presentation
Lucio Vinhas de Souza, PowerPoint Presentation entitled The EU's Neigbourhood
Milica Uvalic, PowerPoint Presentation entitled EU and Southeast Europe

2006 GMF Trade Survey. Perspectives on Trade and Poverty Reduction

Jonathan White, Perspectives on Trade and Poverty Reduction. Survey 2006