The Impact of Global Economic Governance on Low and Mid-income Countries
2:00PM - 3:30PM
Tuesday April 9, 2019
Benjamin Banneker Room, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland College Park
Global Economic Governance and Human Development highlights how traditional understandings of economic development in low and mid-income countries have largely been influenced by the economic narrative of Western Official Development Assistance (ODA). Within this framework, compliance with macroeconomic orthodoxy and early integration in Global Economic Governance (GEG) regimes are presented as enabling conditions to reach enhanced and sustainable levels of economic growth and social betterment. Yet, this narrative often fails to answer fundamental questions surrounding relational dynamics between the economies of ODA beneficiary countries and the GEG regimes they are asked to join.
Bringing together contributions by Government officials, academics and development practitioners, this edited volume explores quantitative and qualitative approaches to socio-economic analysis in low and mid-income countries, highlighting the conditions under which international economic policies and institutions can foster – or hinder – their socio-economic growth. In particular, contributions address the impact of both West and China-inspired international economic regimes on value-adding capacity, trade, investments, job creation and social development. The analyses, while distinguishing the beneficial policies for low and mid-income countries, advances the debate on fair legal conditions that minimize the costs of joining international economic regimes for such economies.
About the Speakers:
Uzma Ashraf Barton, Contributor – Global Economic Governance
Uzma Ashraf Barton advises on financial and legal matters to national government and development finance institutions including the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Previously, she worked in the Civil Services of Pakistan implementing donor-funded reform projects. With her 360 view of the working of development finance, her current research focuses at the intersection of finance and development in Asia and Africa. Dr. Barton holds degrees in International Relations, Management and Law. Her doctoral research at the University of Hong Kong was published in the book, ‘re-thinking international finance’ that explores the role of law, policy and institutions in in the development of the global finance system.
Emily Bakos, Contributor - Global Economic Governance
Emily Bakos is a federal consultant with experience working with US agencies in defense, international trade, and economic development. She was a contributing author for a USG Lessons Learned report on Private Sector Development in Afghanistan. She holds an MA in International Affairs and International Economics from the John’s Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in International Political Economy from Fordham University.
Simone Raudino, Editor- Global Economic Governance
Simone Raudino has worked on development cooperation policies and programmes for a decade, having served professional stints with the United Nations and the European Union in Angola, South Africa, Afghanistan and Ukraine. Since 2005, he alternates development work to entrepreneurial and academic activities, and he is currently a Visiting Professor at the Kiev School of Economics. Simone holds degrees in International Relations, Economics and Psychology from Universities in Europe, Africa and Asia, including a Master in European Politics from the College of Europe in Bruges and a Doctorate in International Political Economy from the University of Hong Kong.
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Benjamin Banneker Room 2212, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland College Park