Apply for World Bank’s Third International Conference on Globalization: Contents and Discontents

Deadline: 1 October 2018

The World Bank Development Research Group based in Kuala Lumpur is inviting applications for its third international conference, with the theme Globalization: Contents and Discontents which aims to bring together policymakers and academics to discuss the consequences of various aspects of globalization including trade, migration, financial flows, cultural exchanges and the diffusion of ideas.

The goal of this conference is to revisit these and other issues to understand the processes underlying globalization and how they may, or may not, shape a better world. All conference costs, including travel, for the presenters of selected papers will be covered. Only completed papers, no longer than 12,000 words, will be considered.

The conference will be anchored by keynote presentations by three noted experts: Asli Demirguc-Kunt (Director of the Development Research Group at the World Bank), William Easterly (Professor of Economics at New York University), and JP Singh (Director of the Center of Cultural Relations at the University of Edinburgh).  The organizing committee is headed by Norman Loayza and Vijayendra Rao, Lead Economists with the Development Research Group.

Conference Topics

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Trade
  • Migration
  • Financial Flows
  • Culture
  • Diffusion of Information
  • Ideas and Technologies
  • History of Globalization
  • Winners and Losers
  • Identity and Citizenship
  • Governance of Globalization

Eligibility Criteria

  • World Bank welcomes empirically grounded research papers by macro and micro-economists, and social scientists from any discipline, that examine the various aspects of globalization (economic, social, political, and cultural), and its consequences.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For further information, please visit World Bank.

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