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September 13, 2011 (Tuesday)
Chair Parthasarathi Shome, Director & CE, ICRIER
Inaugural Address: Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
Special Address: Kemal Dervis, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution, USA
Keynote Conference Speech: Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of India
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Chair: Isher J. Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER
Vote of Thanks Parthasarathi Shome, Director & CE, ICRIER
 
Session 1: Financial Sector Regulatory Reforms
Chair: Anand Sinha, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India
Speaker 1: Paul Bernd Spahn, Professor, Goethe Business School, Germany
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Speaker 2: Kalpana Kochhar, Chief Economist, South Asia Region, World Bank, USA
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Speaker 3: Anwar Nasution, Professor, University of Indonesia
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Discussant 1: Ashima Goyal, Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
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Discussant 2: Matt Crooke, Minister-Counsellor (Economic), High Commission of Australia, New Delhi
 
Session 2: Reducing Global Imbalances
Chair: Pablo Moreno, Head of the International Division, DG International Affairs, Banco de España
Speaker 1: David Vines, Professor, Oxford University, CEPR, UK
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Speaker 2: Mihir Rakshit, Head, Monetary Research Project, ICRA Ltd.
Speaker 3: Roberto Zagha, Country Director, World Bank, India
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Discussant 1: Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya, Fellow, ICRIER
Discussant 2: Shigeo Kashiwagi, Senior Fellow, Policy Research Institute, Japan
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Session 3: The International Monetary System
Chair: Masahiro Kawai, Dean and CEO, ADBI, Japan
Speaker 1: Paola Subacchi, Research Director, International Economics, Chatham House, UK
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Speaker 2: James Boughton, Historian, International Monetary Fund (IMF), USA
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Speaker 3: Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Director, CEPII
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Discussant 1: Sheetal Chand, Professor, Neapolis University, Cyprus
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Discussant 2: Renu Kohli, Senior Consultant, ICRIER
 
September 14, 2011 (Wednesday)
Special Address: R. Gopalan, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
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Chair: Paola Subacchi, Research Director, International Economics, Chatham House, UK
 
Session 4: Capital Flows Volatility and Financial Safety Nets
Chair: Paul Bernd Spahn, Professor, Goethe Business School, Germany
Speaker 1: Stephen Pickford, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
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Speaker 2: Atish R. Ghosh, Chief, Systemic Issues Division, International Monetary Fund (IMF), USA
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Speaker 3: Ajay Shah, Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, India
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Discussant 1: Abhijit Sen Gupta, Senior Economics Officer, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Discussant 2: Tarun Ramadorai, Reader in Finance, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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Session 5: Development Agenda: The Way Forward
Chair: Alok Sheel, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Speaker 1: Klaus F. Zimmermann, Full Professor of Economics, Bonn University and Director, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA Bonn), Germany
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Speaker 2: Guanghua Wan, Principal Economist, Economics and Research Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Speaker 3: Stephen Phua, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
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Speaker 4: Nagesh Kumar, Chief Economist, UN-ESCAP
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Speaker 5: Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay, Lead Professional and Adviser to the Dean, ADBI
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Session 6: Commodity Markets and Food Security
Chair: Parthasarathi Shome, Director & CE, ICRIER
Speaker 1: Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn, Germany
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Speaker 2: Christopher L. Gilbert, Professor of Econometrics, University of Trento, Italy
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Speaker 3: Bharat Ramaswami, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), New Delhi
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Discussant 1: Francis Xavier Rathinam, Fellow, ICRIER
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