Poverty, Growth and Macroeconomic Stability in Developing Countries

Madrid, Spain

February 2-3, 2006


This conference in Madrid helped provide an overview of the new literature on structural and institutional factors that hinder growth in developing countries. Consideration was given to modern theories of endogenous growth, and also discussed were proposals to finance millennium development goals.  The conference also focused on the macroeconomic effects of aid, the various modalities of aid available and their effectiveness.



  • Anoop SINGH: Director Western Hemisphere, IMF
  • Arvind SUBRAMANIAN: Director Macroeconomic Studies Research Department, IMF
  • Christina LEIJONHUFVUD: Managing Director JP Morgan Chase
  • Danny QUAH: Professor of Economics, London School of Economics
  • David VEGARA: Secretary of State for Economy
  • Emilio FERNANDEZ CASTANO: General Director for International Relations, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
  • Gonzalo RAMOS: Executive Director for Spain, EBRD
  • Helmut REISEN: OECD Development Centre
  • Jan KREGEL: United Nations Department for economic and Social Affairs
  • Javier SANTISO: OECD Development Centre
  • Jose Antonio ALONSO: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Jose Antonio O CAMPO: Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  • Juan Jose RUBIO GUERRERO: Universidad de Castilla La Mancha
  • Juan VARELA: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Keith GRIFFIN: University of California, Riverside
  • Kristin FORBES: Professor of Economics, MIT Sloan School
  • Michael CLEMENS: Harvard University
  • Nicolas DEPETRIS CHAUVIN: Princeton University
  • Patricia ALONSO GAMO: Deputy Director, Policy Development and Review Department, IMF
  • Paul MOSLEY: University of Sheffield
  • Pedro SOLBES: Second Vice President and Minister for Economy and Finance
  • Ramon GUZMAN: General Director for International Finance, Spanish Ministry for Economy and Finance
  • Stephanie GRIFFITH JONES: Professorial Fellow, Institute for Development Studies, Sussex

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