Cornell University

Einaudi Center Roundtable, "Governance, Law and Development: The World Development Report 2017"

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Klarman Hall, Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium
232 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853


Luis-Felipe Lopez-Calva, Co-director, World Development Report 2017 / Practice Manager for Europe and Central Asia, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, The World Bank


Robert Hockett, Edward Cornell Professor of Law

Ravi Kanbur, T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, Professor of Economics

Nicolas van de Walle, Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government

Lopez-Calva has been Lead Economist and Regional Poverty Advisor in the Europe and Central Asia region and, until 2013, was Lead Economist in the Poverty, Equity and Gender Unit in the Latin America and Caribbean PREM Directorate at the World Bank. He served as Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) from 2007 to 2010. He has been an Ivy League Exchange Scholar in the Economics Department at Harvard University, as well as Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Development at Stanford University and the World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER). In Mexico, he was a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI), Associate Professor and Chair of the Masters in Public Economics at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City Campus, and he also taught at Universidad de las Américas Puebla and El Colegio de México. He is a Fellow of the Human Development and Capabilities Association, member of the International Advisory Panel of the Young Lives Project (Oxford University) and Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. He holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Economics from Boston University. His publications and research interests focus on labor markets, poverty and inequality, institutions and development economics.

This event is organized by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

Event Type



Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Law School, Government, Economics


economics, government, Law School, cashum


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Heike Michelsen

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Luis-Felipe Lopez-Calva

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World Bank

Disability Access Information

wheelchair accessible, assisted listening devices available

Open To

the public

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