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Overview

For decades, the role of state in economic development has been a central question for policymakers. In the aftermath of Soviet Union collapse in the 1990s, international development organizations started recommending a set of policy reforms such as liberalization, privatization, and macro stabilization -labeled as Washington Consensus- to developing economies. The outcome of these policies was however heterogenous across countries raising a question that whether one policy framework works in all countries? What determined success or failure of Washington Consensus policies in a county?

The World Bank’s volume on “Development Challenges in the 1990” offers insights about practical problems in implementing policy reforms in developing countries. During this semester, we will go through different chapters of this book and learn from the experience of leading policymakers in different regions of the world.

Current Session - Session #05

DateTitleAuthorsPresentorDiscussant

Sep 19

Returning from the Brink:Turkey’s Efforts at Systemic Change and Structural Reform

 

Kemal Dervis,

 

Joshaghani

 

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Session #01

DateTitleAuthorsPresentorDiscussant

Aug 15

Introduction to the reading group and theDevelopment Challenges in the 1990s / Slide

Besley

Joshaghani & Hosseini

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Session #02

DateTitleAuthorsPresentorDiscussant

Aug 22

Development Lessons of the 1990s

Lawrence H. Summers

Hosseini

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Session #03

DateTitleAuthorsPresentorDiscussant

Sep 05

The Washington Consensus as Policy

John Williamson

Ehsan Sabouri

Zahra Shamloo

Session #04

DateTitleAuthorsPresentorDiscussant

Sep 12

Russia’s Transition Experience

Yegor Gaidar

Vahid Rostamkhani

-

Session #06

DateTitleAuthorsPresentorDiscussant

Sep 26

Reflections and Lessons from a Decade of Social Reforms in Brazil

Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Amirfarhang Malekian

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Session #07

DateTitleAuthorsPresentorDiscussant

Oct 03

Lessons from Chile’s Development

Alejandro Foxley

Negar Mohammadi

Pedram Pooyafar

Session #08

DateTitleAuthorsPresentorDiscussant

Oct 10

Managing Argentina’s 2002 Financial Crisis

Mario I. Blejer

Morteza Abdollahzadeh

Seyyed Javad Kashizadeh

Session #09

DateTitleAuthorsPresentorDiscussant

Oct 24

Lessons from India’s Economic Reforms

Montek S. Ahluwalia

Ali Naghizadeh

Erfan Ahar

Session #10

DateTitleAuthorsPresentorDiscussant

Oct 31

China’s Recent Reforms

Zhou Xiaochuan

Vahid Rostamkhani

Ramtin Salamat

Session #11

DateTitleAuthorsPresentorDiscussant

Nov 07

Post-communist Transition in Comparative Perspective

Leszek Balcerowicz

s.morteza aghajanzadeh

Mahdi Shahrabi

Session #12

DateTitleAuthorsPresentorDiscussant

Nov 14

Changing Views and Approaches to Africa’s Development

Kwesi Botchwey

Vahid Rostamkhani

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Session #13

DateTitleAuthorsPresentorDiscussant

Nov 21

Reform in Hindsight: Promises and Illusions in Jordan

Rima Khalaf Hunaidi

s.morteza aghajanzadeh

Joshaghani

Session #14

DateTitleAuthorsPresentorDiscussant

Nov 28

Options and Outcomes of Chile’s Education Reforms, 1990-2000

Eduardo Aninat

Mahdi Mir

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Session #01

Date

Title

Authors

Presentor

Discussant

Aug 15

Introduction to the reading group and the Development Challenges in the 1990s / Slide

Besley

Joshaghani & Hosseini

Session #02

Date

Title

Authors

Presentor

Discussant

Aug 22

Development Lessons of the 1990s

Lawrence H. Summers

Hosseini

_

Session #03

Date

Title

Authors

Presentor

Discussant

Sep 05

The Washington Consensus as Policy

John Williamson

Ehsan Sabouri

Zahra Shamloo

Session #04

Date

Title

Authors

Presentor

Discussant

Sep 12

Russia’s Transition Experience

Yegor Gaidar

Vahid Rostamkhani

Session #06

Date

Title

Authors

Presentor

Discussant

Sep 26

Reflections and Lessons from a Decade of Social Reforms in Brazil

Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Amirfarhang Malekian

Session #07

Date

Title

Authors

Presentor

Discussant

Oct 03

Lessons from Chile’s Development

Alejandro Foxley

Negar Mohammadi

Pedram Pooyafar

Session #08

Date

Title

Authors

Presentor

Discussant

Oct 10

Managing Argentina’s 2002 Financial Crisis

Mario I. Blejer

Morteza Abdollahzadeh

Seyyed Javad Kashizadeh

Session #09

Date

Title

Authors

Presentor

Discussant

Oct 24

Lessons from India’s Economic Reforms

Montek S. Ahluwalia

Ali Naghizadeh

Erfan Ahar

Session #10

Date

Title

Authors

Presentor

Discussant

Oct 31

China’s Recent Reforms

Zhou Xiaochuan

Vahid Rostamkhani

Ramtin Salamat

Session #11

Date

Title

Authors

Presentor

Discussant

Nov 07

Post-communist Transition in Comparative Perspective

Leszek Balcerowicz

s.morteza aghajanzadeh

Mahdi Shahrabi

Session #12

Date

Title

Authors

Presentor

Discussant

Nov 14

Changing Views and Approaches to Africa’s Development

Kwesi Botchwey

Vahid Rostamkhani

Session #13

Date

Title

Authors

Presentor

Discussant

Nov 21

Reform in Hindsight: Promises and Illusions in Jordan

Rima Khalaf Hunaidi

s.morteza aghajanzadeh

Joshaghani

Session #14

Date

Title

Authors

Presentor

Discussant

Nov 28

Options and Outcomes of Chile’s Education Reforms, 1990-2000

Eduardo Aninat

Mahdi Mir