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Are emerging markets more or less vulnerable than in the past to global financial turbulence?

  • Date(s)
    11 September 2007
  • Time
    8.30am to 10.00am
  • Location
    Policy Network, London

Stephany Griffiths-Jones, Professor at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex delivered a presentation on today's global financial turbulence and its impact on emerging markets at a Policy Network seminar on Tuesday 11 September.

Her presentation is the fourth in a series of seminars Policy Network is holding as part of a new informal working group on globalisation and social justice. Roger Liddle, a Policy Network board member and principal adviser to President Barroso in the European Commission, chaired the event.

For more information about this and other events in the series please contact Elena Jurado on 020 7340 2209 or email ejurado@policy-network.net.

Biography

Professor Stephany Griffith-Jones is an economist working on global capital flows, with special reference to flows to emerging markets; macro-economic management of capital flows in Latin America, Eastern Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. She has worked on proposals for international measures to diminish volatility of capital flows and reduce likelihood of currency crises; analysis of national and international capital markets and proposals for international financial reform.

Current Stephany’s research include: encouraging private flows to developing countries and impact of Basel II on developing countries

Stephany was one of the key collaborators on the UN's World Economic and Social Survey 2005 which focuses on financing for development. Part of this report was published as the book International Finance and Development.

Background

The event is one in a series of seminars Policy Network is holding as part of an informal working group on globalisation and social justice.

Previous speakers in the series include John Kay, leading economist and author; Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Lecturer in Political Economy at the London School of Economics; David Held, Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics; Richard Wilkinson, Professor of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham; and Will Hutton, the Chief Executive of the Work Foundation and author of The Writing On The Wall: Why We Must Embrace China.

The working group will take forward the work of Policy Network’s flagship Globalisation and Social Justice research initiative, and will run until the end of 2007. The group will investigate the global dimension to domestic policy challenges, and will run alongside the programme of international dialogues that Policy Network is hosting this year in Chile, Australia, the United States and Brussels.

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