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At global turning point, economists take stock of 100 years of development

Major figures in world economics will gather in Ithaca Sept. 15-17 to re-think the foundations of economics and the nature of regulation – with particular care for the environment during “100 Years of Economic Development,” a conference hosted by the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

“From roughly the end of World War I to now, it has been a tumultuous 100 years,” said Kaushik Basu, the Einaudi Center’s Carl Marks Professor of International Studies and professor of economics (A&S), who is organizing the conference. Former chief economist at the World Bank, Basu leads the Einaudi Center’s Cornell Research Academy of Development Law and Economics (CRADLE).

“This feels like a turning point for the world. Politics are changing, economics are changing in dramatic ways,” Basu said.

To take stock of these dramatic changes in economics and policymaking and plan for the future, economists from all over the world will gather at the Statler Hotel on Cornell University’s Ithaca campus. More than 120 papers are to be presented by established and rising scholars from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the new journal Oxford Open Economics, and The Journal of African Economy plan to publish proceedings.

In-person attendance is open to members of the public; please write to to participate.

Read the full story on the College of Arts and Sciences website.

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