Watch the seminar Global Development and the Middle-Income Trap

On the 27th of May, the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), the Knowledge for Change Program of the Development Economics Vice Presidency at the World Bank, The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Expert group for Aid Studies (EBA) hosted a public knowledge event entitled “Global Development and the Middle-Income Trap”.

You can watch the seminar here:

The growth in middle-income economies is notably slowing down. The event explored where these economies are headed and the pathways to avoid what has been known and feared as the “middle-income trap”. How can they balance the forces of creation, preservation, and destruction to achieve total economic, social, and ecological efficiency?

Keynote: Indermit Gill, Senior Vice President of Development Economics and Chief Economist of the World Bank Group

Panelists: Norman Loayza, Director of the Global Indicators Group, the World; Elina Scheja, Chief economist, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida); Haishan Fu, Chief Statistician and Director for the Development Data Group of the World Bank
Introduction: Torbjörn Becker, Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economies and Chair of the Expert Group for Aid Studies.

Moderator: Mats Hårsmar, Deputy Managing Director, the Expert Group for Aid Studies