50 Years of Measuring World Economies, The World Bank Group, Wednesday, 23. May 2018

In 2018, the International Comparison Program (ICP) celebrates the 50th anniversary of its inception in 1968. The World Bank Group will host an event on May 23, 2018 to commemorate this ICP milestone. World Bank Group Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva will deliver opening remarks to a fireside chat with 2015 Nobel Laureate in economics Sir Angus Deaton and Georgetown University Provost Robert M. Groves on the challenges and opportunities for investing in evidence for sustainable development.  Lawrence H. Summers, the 71st Secretary of the US Treasury and son of ICP co-founder Robert Summers, will share a recorded tribute. A video produced by the World Bank for the occasion will showcase the history and impact of the ICP.
Join us for a lively discussion on the challenges and opportunities for Investing in Evidence for Sustainable Development!

Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer, The World Bank Group
Sir Angus Deaton, 2015 Nobel Laureate, and Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus, Princeton University
Lawrence H. Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University
Robert M. Groves, Executive Vice President and Provost, Georgetown University
Shanta Devarajan, Acting Chief Economist, The World Bank Group
Haishan Fu, Development Data Group Director, The World Bank Group
Alan Heston, Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania
Nada Hamadeh, Senior Economist and International Comparison Program Global Lead, The World Bank Group

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Wednesday, 23. May 2018, The World Bank Group, 50 Years of Measuring World Economies

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