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Development Debates: Globalization and the Economic Crisis

Do you have questions about Globalization and the Economic Crisis?

You can get answers directly from Nobel Laureates at www.developmentdebates.org

On June 2, four Nobel Laureates in economics, Kenneth Arrow, Eric Maskin, James Mirrlees, and Robert Solow, will debate the question “What are the Development Challenges in a Post-Crisis World?" at the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) in Stockholm, Sweden. The debate will be moderated by Stephanie Flanders, an award-winning British broadcast journalist, currently the BBC economics editor.

If you have specific questions for the Nobel Laureates participating in the June 2 debate, please post them on an online interactive platform before May 25, 2010. You will also find background papers, video clips, and other resource materials on this platform. The debate will also be recorded and posted online here.

You can watch the debate LIVE on June 2, from 11.30 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. Swedish time. Please calculate what time it will be in your country here: http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

Follow four easy steps to join the discussion:
1. go to www.developmentdebates.org
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3. fill in the profile form, and click Join.
4. To join discussions for a specific event, simply click join the debate under that event, and post your comments/questions.

The World Bank has been conducting a Series of Development Debates in which top analysts and policymakers share their insights and best practices for dealing with the new challenges posed by the global crisis. This year’s theme is Rethinking Globalization after the Crisis.

Learn more about the last debate here.