BBA 2012 Conference Series: Eduardo Ley

Written on January 16, 2012 by Roberto Arribas in Business, Learning Activities, Lectures

The BBA Program at IE University cordially invites you to the first conference of the BBA 2012 Conference Series, where Eduardo Ley, lead economist at The World Bank will present a talk in English on our Segovia Campus about (Exclusive vs.) Inclusive Growth

(EXCLUSIVE vs.) INCLUSIVE GROWTH.  Eduardo Ley.  Lead Economist, The World Bank. 

Friday, January 20th, 12:45 – 14:15. Refectory Room, IE University, Segovia 


What is inclusive growth? In development circles much emphasis is placed on shared growth or inclusive growth, but a precise definition is lacking…

While nobody defends exclusive growth, should we care about the shared part, or, is any growth good?  To defend it, the any-growth-good camp makes an analogy to “the tide that lifts all boats”…  

Moreover, given that income is very unequally shared (here, there and everywhere), is it realistic to expect that growth episodes are going to distribute dividends broadly?

What is the role of the public sector raising resources (let´s say through taxes) and appropriately investing in national wealth (natural, human, physical and social capital)?

We’ll discuss these and related issues and provide very few answers (if any). 


Eduardo Ley is lead economist at the Economic Policy and Debt Department of The World Bank, where he works mostly on fiscal issues in developing countries.  Before joining the Bank in 2006, he served time at the IMF as senior economist in Macroeconomic Studies.  Previously he held research positions at FEDEA (Madrid) and Resources for the Future (Washington DC), and academic positions at the University of Michigan and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.  He has published about thirty papers in refereed academic journals and books—spanning from environmental and fiscal issues to statistical methodology.  During 2006-09, he was the managing editor of the Spanish Economic Review, and has served in the editorial boards of several other journals, including the IMF Staff Papers for six years. To know more about his research and broad interests, visit http://eduley.org


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