ADB Distinguished Speakers Program Series
Since 1982, the Asian Development Bank has organized the Distinguished Speakers Program, inviting eminent scholars and policy practitioners from around the world to speak on development issues that are of special relevance to Asia. The Distinguished Speakers Program has played an instrumental role in allowing ADB to keep abreast of cutting-edge development issues and comprises a high-profile public lecture. Since its inception, 54 distinguished scholars and policy practitioners have participated in the program, including Jagdish Bhagwati, Lawrence Klein, Anne Krueger, Raghuram Rajan, Dani Rodrik, Jeffrey Sachs, Amartya Sen, Manmohan Singh, Joseph Stiglitz, Justin Yifu Lin, Barry Eichengreen, Robert Merton, Paul Romer, and Takatoshi Ito.
|Date||Session / Activity||Presentation Material||Speaker(s)|
|05 Jul 2019||2 August 2019||
ADB Distinguished Speakers Program: Isaac Ehrlich
In this lecture entitled, "Human Capital and Economic Development", Professor Isaac Ehrlich discussed the critical role of human capital...
|05 Jul 2019||7 January 2016||
ADB Distinguished Speakers Program: Takatoshi Ito
Asian emerging market countries have followed a path of growth convergence from a low-income, high-growth state to a middle-income, middle...
|05 Jul 2019||28 January 2015||
ADB Distinguished Speakers Program: Paul Romer
In this session of the ADB Distinguished Speakers Series, Paul Romer gave a lecture on "Urbanization and Development: The Power of the Grid...
|05 Jul 2019||22 October 2013||
ADB Distinguished Speakers Program: Robert Merton
Macro financial risk propagation and its implications on financial stability have emerged as major concerns of governments and financial...
|05 Jul 2019||11 January 2013||
ADB Distinguished Speakers Program: Barry Eichengreen
Internationalization of the renminbi is a stated goal of the Chinese government, its brief flirtation with Special Drawing Rights and an...
|05 Jul 2019||25 October 2011||
ADB Distinguished Speakers Program: James Mirrlees
In this presentation, Professor James Mirrlees, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Cambridge and Master of...
|05 Jul 2019||22 July 2010||
ADB Distinguished Speakers Program: Michael Kremer
In this presentation, Professor Michael Kremer, Gates Professor of Developing Societies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University...
|05 Jul 2019||31 July 2009||
ADB Distinguished Speakers Program: Abhijit Banerjee
There has been an explosion of experimental research in development economics over the last 15 years. In this presentation, Professor Abhijit...
|05 Jul 2019||03 October 2007||
ADB Distinguished Speakers Program: Partha Dasgupta
In this presentation, Sir Partha Dasgupta explains the interface in poor countries of population growth, rural poverty, and deterioration...
|05 Jul 2019||15 November 2006||
ADB Distinguished Speakers Program: Raghuram Rajan
India has followed an idiosyncratic pattern of development, certainly compared with other fast-growing Asian economies. While the importance...
|05 Jul 2019||31 March 2006||
ADB Distinguished Speakers Program: Dani Rodrik
The disappointments of the Washington Consensus have led to the search for a new paradigm to replace it. The chief failing of the Washington...
|05 Jul 2019||18 January 2006||
ADB Distinguished Speakers Program: William Easterly
Only for the recipients of foreign aid is something akin to central planning seen as a way to achieve prosperity. In this presentation...