CFSP to Co-host “Financial Deepening, Macro-Stability, and Growth in Developing Countries”

IMF, World Bank, USAID, CFSP seek to advance understanding of developing economies
September 19, 2012

The Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty, jointly with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the UK Department for International Development, will host a conference titled, “Financial Deepening, Macro-Stability, and Growth in Developing Countries” at the IMF headquarters in Washington, DC on September 24, 2012.

The conference is intended to provide a forum for discussing research on financial deepening issues in emerging market and low-income countries and to facilitate the exchange of views among researchers and policymakers.

Robert M. Townsend, Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Faculty Director of the Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty, will be the keynote speaker. CFSP affiliated researchers, Joseph Kaboski of the University of Notre Dame, and Francisco Buera of the University of California-Los Angeles, will also present a discussion entitled, “The Macroeconomics of Microfinance.”

For questions regarding the conference, please send an email to FDMS [at] imf [dot] org or learn more online at http://www.imf.org/external/np/seminars/eng/2012/spr/index.htm