Readership: Development economists and social scientists more broadly interested in the European development experience and the lessons that can be drawn from it; policymakers and economic commentators.
"... an impressive collection both in terms of its coverage of new and emerging issues in development economics, and its analytical rigour." - Development and Change
"... a wide range of topics is covered with an admirable competence." - Development and Change
Pierre-Alain Muet/Joseph E. Stiglitz: Introduction
Lionel Jospin: Opening speech
James D. Wolfensohn: Opening speech
Part 1. Markets, Development and Institutions
1: John S. Flemming: Transition: The First Ten Years
Olivier Blanchard: Comment
2: Joseph E. Stiglitz: Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?: Corporate Governance Failures in the Transition
3: Mustapha Nabli: Privatization and Institutions in Developing and Transition Economies
4: Olivier Hart: Different Approaches to Bankruptcy
5: Jean Tirole: The Institutional Infrastructure of Competition Policy
6: Katharina Pistor: The Evolution of Legal Institutions and Economic Regime Change
7: Giuseppe Bertola: Cross-Sectional Wage and Employment Rigidities vs. Aggregate Employment
José Luis Machinea: Comment
8: Stephen Nickell: Institutions and the Workings of the Labour Market
9: Jean-Jacques Laffont: Separation of Powers and Development
Paul Seabright: Comment
10: Susan Rose-Ackerman: Bureaucratic Corruption and Political Accountability
Augustine Ruzindana: Comment
11: Independence and Accountability of Central Banks:
Norbert Walter: Comment
Part 2. Equity, Public Goods, and Global Governance
12: François Bourguignon & Anthony Atkinson: Poverty and Inclusion from a World Perspective
13: Stefan Dercon: Safety Nets, Savings, and Informal Social Security Systems in Crisis-Prone Economies
Peter Orszag: Comment
14: Pension Reform and Demographic Trends: Is Funding the Solution:
Alessandro Cigno: Comment
15: Anthony Venables: Regional Integration Agreements: a Force for Convergence or Divergence?
16: Olivier Cadot, Jaime de Melo, and Marcelo Olarreaga: Asymmetric Regionalism in Sub-Saharan Africa: Where do We Stand?
Pierre Jacquemot: Comment
17: Andras Inotai: Benefits and Costs of EU Enlargement: Theoretical and Practical Considerations on Trade Policy Issues
18: Olivier Godard, P.-H. Gouyon, Claude Henry, and P. Lagadec: The Precautionary Principle: Different Cases and Viewpoints
19: Olli Tahvonen: Energy Crisis versus Climate Change: Is there a Lesson to be Learned?
20: Laurence Tubiana (in "annex" Rajendra K. Pachauri) & Charles Perrings: Global Governance for Environment: Equity and Efficiency
21: Rajendra K. Pachauri: Protecting the Global Environment: Towards Effective Governance and Equitable Solutions
Charles Perrings: Comment
22: Peter Neary: R & D in Developing Countries: What Should Governments Do?
23: Diane Elson: Gender Economics: Just Another Dummy Variable?
Olga Vershinskaya: Comment
24: Michel Aglietta: Financial Fragility, Crises, and the Stakes of Prudential Control: A Few Lessons Learned from Recent Experience
Uri Dadush: Comment
25: Daniel Cohen: Growth and Debt: A New Perspective on the African and Latin American Tragedies
Tchétché Nguessan: Comment