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Below is a list of selected addresses and lectures presented by Augusto Lopez-Claros in recent years. lecture
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  • "World Peace Through World Law: Grenville Clark's Vision 60 Years Later," keynote presentation at the Dublin Community Church, sponsored by the Dublin Historical Society, August 13, 2017.
  • "Improving the Business Environment: An International Perspective", presentation at the Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy and Society, Jerusalem, Israel, June 20, 2017.
  • "Policy Priorities to Boost Competitiveness and Improve the Investment Climate in Central Asia and the Rest of the World", keynote presentation, Astana Economic Forum, Kazakhstan, June 15, 2017.
  • "The Problems with Rising Income Inequality", keynote presentation at the Asian Business School, Kuala Lumpur, May 3, 2017.
  • "Equality of Opportunity and the World Bank's Doing Business Report", keynote presentation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore, May 2, 2017.
  • "The Problems with Rising Income Inequality", plenary presentation at the Interparliamentary Union Annual Meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 3, 2017.
  • "Lifting the Barriers to Women's Economic Empowerment" presentation during the Interparliamentary Union session at the Commission on the Status of Women, United Nations, New York, March 17, 2017.
  • “Promoting Private Sector Development in the World and the Doing Business Indicators," keynote presentation, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, Stockholm, Sweden, January 19, 2017.
  • “New Hopes for a Changing World," keynote presentation at Assumption University's Graduate School of Business, Bangkok, Thailand, December 22, 2016.
  • Doing Business 2017: Equal Opportunity for All:
    • 29th Australian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney, Australia, December 14, 2016.
    • World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, Switzerland, November 17, 2016.
    • The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland, November 16, 2016.
    • Universite Paris II Pantheon Assas, Paris, France, November 15, 2016.
    • MEDEF (French Employers Federation), Paris, France, November 14, 2016.
    • Universidad Europea, Madrid, Spain, November 11, 2016
    • Instituto de Empresa (IE) Business School, Madrid, Spain, November 10, 2016.
    • Rotterdam University, The Social Institute and the Diplomatic community in The Hague, Netherlands, November 8, 2016
    • The European Parliament, Labor Committee, Brussels, November 7, 2016.
  • “Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals While Reducing Inequalities in and Among Countries: The Role of Parliaments,” keynote presentation, XXXII General Assembly of the Latin American Parliament, Panama City, Panama, December 2, 2016. Video Presentation (Spanish).
  • “Economic Dimensions of Gender Inequality”, presentation at the ESADE Business School, Madrid, Spain, November 11, 2016.
  • “How to Attain a Vision of Women’s Rights and Make it a Reality in 2025?”, remarks at the Open Forum, Rosenbad Conference Centre, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Stockholm, Sweden, October 4, 2016.
  • “Promoting Women’s Human Rights and Reforming National Laws and Practices Which Discriminate Against Women”, presentation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs seminar, Stockholm, Sweden, October 3, 2016.
  • "Key Drivers of Private Sector Development: An International Perspective on Competitiveness", keynote presentation, Annual Meeting of the Hungarian Economic Association, September 16, 2016.
  • "The Challenges of Doing Business in Africa: Recent Progress and Trends", presentation at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Palo Alto, California, June 25, 2016.
  • "Private Sector Development in Israel: An International Perspective", plenary presentation at the Aaron Institute for Economic Policy Annual Conference on Economic Policy to Enhance Growth and Reduce Poverty, Herzliya, Israel, June 20, 2016. Also at the Research Department of the Bank of Israel in Jerusalem on June 21, 2016.
  • "Economic Dimensions of Gender Inequality: The Women, Business and the Law 2016 Report":
    • Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Moscow, Russia, April 8, 2016.
    • Salsburg Global Seminar, Washington, DC, April 1, 2016.
    • International Organization of Employers (IOE) Webinar, March 7, 2016.
  • "Interdependence, Cooperation and the Emergence of Global Institutions", keynote address at the World Business Dialogue 2016, Cologne, Germany, March 18, 2016.
  • "Doing Good by Doing Business", panel discussion at the World Business Dialogue 2016, Cologne, Germany, March 18, 2016.
  • "The Status of Discriminatory Laws Worldwide", panel discussion at the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, New York, NY, March 15, 2016.
  • "Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2016: Comparing Regulatory Good Practices", presentation at the Danish Agriculture & Food Council, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 3, 2016.
  • "Poland's Business Environment: Challenges and Opportunities", presentation at the High-Level Debate on Business Climate in Poland—World Bank Country Intelligence, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, March 1, 2016.
  • "Monitoring the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals", presentation at the World Government Summit 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 8-10, 2016.
  • "Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency":
    • 28th Australian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney, Australia, December 16, 2015.
    • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, France, November 20, 2015.
    • European Commission, Directorate General for Growth, Brussels, Belgium, November 13, 2015.
    • Confederation of Danish Industry, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 11, 2015.
    • World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, Switzerland, November 10, 2015.
    • Department for International Development (DFID), London, United Kingdom, November 4, 2015
    • Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC, October 30, 2015.
  • "Mapping the Way Forward: The Launch of the 2016 Doing Business Report ", keynote presentation at the Center for Strategies & International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC, October 30, 2015. Video Presentation
  • "Economic Dimensions of Gender Inequality: The Women, Business and the Law 2016 Report”:
    • 28th Australian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney, Australia, December 17, 2015
    • Women in Parliaments, Brussels, Belgium, November 12, 2015.
    • Confederation of Danish Industry, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 11, 2015.
    • Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) 62nd Session, Geneva, Switzerland, November 9, 2015.
    • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva, Switzerland, November 9, 2015.
    • The Forum for Progression of Society, Middle Temple, London, United Kingdom, November 6, 2015.
    • The UK’s National Alliance for Women’s Organizations (NAWO), House of Lords, London, United Kingdom, November 4, 2015.
    • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London, United Kingdom, November 3, 2015.
    • London launch presentation at the Law Society, London, United Kingdom, November 2, 2015.
    • Global launch presentation at International Finance Corporation Auditorium, Washington, DC, September 9, 2015.
  • “Women, Business and Human Rights”, presentation at Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), Washington, DC, October 23, 2015.
  • “Barriers, Challenges and Opportunities for Supporting Women Entrepreneurs”, presentation to the MET Community, Washington, DC, October 20, 2015.
  • “Mujer, Empresa y el Derecho 2016: Lograr la Igualdad”, presentation at ESADE Business School Madrid, Spain, September 30, 2015.
  • “Women, Business and the Law”, keynote presentation at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, September 28, 2015.
  • “Does Changing Laws Make a Difference to Outcomes for Women and Girls?”, presentation at the Center for Global Development (CGD), Washington, DC, September 17, 2015. Video Presentation
  • “Paying Taxes 2016”, presentation during the report launch, Warsaw, Poland, November 19, 2015.
  • “The Prosperity of the World and the Development of Nations”, Economic Advancement Speaker Series Presentation, Open Society Foundations, New York, NY, October 21, 2015.
  •  “The Prosperity of the World and the Development of Nations”, keynote presentation at the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Lima, Peru, October 7, 2015.
  • “Sweden’s Business Climate – Opportunities for Entrepreneurs through Improved Regulations”, keynote presentation at the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, Stockholm, Sweden, October 1, 2015.
  • “Doing Business in Spain 2015”, presentation to the Committee of Economy and Competitiveness of the Congress of Deputies, Madrid, Spain, September 30, 2015.
  • “Doing Business in Spain 2015”, presentation at the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Madrid, Spain, September 29, 2015.
  • "Economic Dimensions of Gender Inequality: A Human Rights Perspective", keynote presentation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, lecture sponsored by the MIT Program in Women's and Gender Studies, the MIT Institute Community and Equity Office, the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values, and the MIT Bahá'í Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 11, 2015.
  • "Women and Work", keynote presentation, Union for the Mediterranean High-Level Conference on Fostering Women's Participation in Economic Life, Barcelona, Spain, May 19, 2015.
  • “Doing Business in Africa: Results of a Decade of Economic and Institutional Reforms” keynote presentation at an event organized by Casa Africa, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CEOE, the Confederacion Espanola de Organizaciones Empresariales, Madrid, February 24, 2015. Video presentation (Spanish).
  • "Doing Business in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities", kenote presentation at the International Organization of Employer's (IOE) Annual Meeting of Presidents of Employers Organization, Veracruz, Mexico, December 6, 2014.
  • “Paying Taxes 2015: The Global Picture," presentation during report launch, Washington DC, November 20; Paris, France, December 4, 2014.
  • "Fiscal Challenges After the Global Financial Crisis", paper presentation at CEPII, Paris, France, December 4, 2014
  • "Fiscal Challenges After the Global Financial Crisis", paper presentation at Paris School of Economics, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France, December 3, 2014.
  • "Fiscal Challenges After the Global Financial Crisis", paper presentation at the Bank of Spain, Madrid, Spain, December 2, 2014.
  • "Doing Business in Latin America 2015: Challenges and Opportunities", presentation at ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones, Madrid, Spain, December 2, 2014.
  • "Economic Dimensions of Gender Inequality", keynote presentation at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania International Development Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 21, 2014.
  • "Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency":
    • INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France, November 13, 2014.
    • SECO (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs), Berne, Switzerland, November 12, 2014.
    • IESE Business School, Madrid, Spain, November 11, 2014.
    • World Bank Office, Brussels, Belgium, November 6, 2014.
    • International Trade Committee of the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, November 6, 2014.
    • European Commission, Directorate General for Enterprise, Brussels, Belgium, November 6, 2014.
    • WTO (World Trade Organization), Geneva, Switzerland, November 5, 2014.
    • DFID (Department for International Development), London, United Kingdom, November 3, 2014.
    • EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), London, United Kingdom, November 3, 2014.
    • Center for Strategic and international Studies, Washington, DC, October 31, 2014.
  • "Doing Business 2015 Report: Going Beyond Efficiency", keynote presentation, Center for Strategies & International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC, 31 October 2014. Video  presentation.
  • "Global Leadership Conversation: the Global Financial Crisis, Competitiveness, Trade and the G20", keynote presentation at the CPA International Congress, Melbourne, October 15 and Sydney, October 20, 2014.
  • "The Doing Business Project as a Tool to Promote Private Sector Development", keynote presentation at the Institute of Global Finance, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, October 17, 2014.
  • "The European Union After the Crisis: A Changed Landscape and Challenges Ahead", keynote presentation, European Conference at Harvard: Re-Generation, Harvard Business School, March 2, 2014.
  • "Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality", presentation to the Japan Bar Association, Tokyo, Japan, February 18, 2014.
  • "Creating the Friendliest Investment Climate in Japan", presentation to Japan's Council for Regulatory Reform, the Cabinet Office, Tokyo, Japan, February 17, 2014.
  • "Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality," keynote presentation, The World Bank, Paris, France, January 21, 2014.
  • "Improving the Business Environment in Russia: Challenges Ahead,” Gaidar Forum, Moscow, Russia, January 16, 2014.
  • "The Economic Importance of Women," keynote presentation with Turkish Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Royal Automobile Club, London, United Kingdom, December 9, 2013.
  • "Paying Taxes 2014: The Global Picture," presentation during report launch, Moscow, Russia November 19; Lisbon, Portugal, December 3, 2013.
  • "Mujer, Emprendimiento y Derecho," keynote presentation, Deusto Business School, Madrid, Spain, November 11, 2013.
  • "Women, Business and the Law 2014: Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality," Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the UN, Geneva, Switzerland, November 6, 2013.
  • "Doing Business Abroad," Embassy of Spain, Washington DC, October 31, 2013.
  • "Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises":
    • Room for Discussion, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, December 5, 2013.
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands, December 5, 2013.
    • The Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce, Berlin, Germany December 4, 2013.
    • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Washington DC, November 21, 2013.
    • IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Madrid, Spain, November 12, 2013.
    • Department for International Development (DFID), London, United Kingdom, November 7, 2013.
    • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London, United Kingdom, November 7, 2013.
    • World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, Switzerland, November 6, 2013.
    • International Trade Committee of the European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, November 5, 2013.
    • Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC, October 31, 2013.
  • "Women, Business and Law: Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality", keynote presentation, Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington DC, October 3, 2013.
  • "Women, Business and Law: Laws in Books vs. Laws in Action", keynote presentation, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, September 27, 2013.
  • "Women, Business and Law: Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality", keynote presentation, Marlborough House, London, September 24, 2013.
  • "Chile and the Creation of a World-Class Investment Climate", keynote address, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, September 3, 2013.
  • "The Progress of the World and the Development of Nations", keynote address, Centro Cultural de Los Condes, Santiago, Chile, September 2, 2013.
  • "Doing Business in Colombia: 2013", Bogotá, Colombia, August 29, 2013.
  • "Addressing the Challenges of Doing Business in India", presentation to the Confederation of Indian Industries' Conference on Investment Opportunities in Northern States, New Delhi, August 26, 2013.
  • "The Changing Global Economic Landscape: Risks and Opportunities", keynote presentation, International Marketplace Conference, The Law Society, London, July 9, 2013.
  • “Foreign Direct Investment and Intellectual Property Rights: How Regulations Interact”, May 14, 2013, IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • “World Bank Group Indicators: Encouraging Reforms that Promote Private Sector Development and FDI”, May 14, 2013, IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • “Women and Financial Inclusion: Where Do We Stand?”, The World Bank, April 21, 2013.
  • “La Economía Global: Motores de la Prosperidad en el Largo Plazo”, presentation at Universidad Católica del Uruguay, April 11, 2013.
  • “Vision to the Future--Economic and Energy Scenarios”, keynote presentation, ARPEL's Oil and Natural Gas Regional Conference, Punta del Este, Uruguay, April 10, 2013.
  • “Violence Against Women in the Workplace--The Style and Substance of Economic Discrimination”, UN Commission on the Status of Women, International Federation of Business and Professional Women, March 7, 2013.
  • “Promoting Prosperity by Improving Women’s Rights—Doing Well by Doing Good”, presentation at the Council of the Americas, New York, March 6, 2013.
  • “The World Bank and IFC’s Doing Business Project: A Template for Promoting Economic Reforms?,” Center on Democracy, Development, and The Rule of Law, Stanford University, Stanford, California, January 31, 2013.
  • “Competitiveness Challenges Facing Cyprus: A View from the Doing Business Report,” Central Bank of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, January 21, 2013.
  • "Ten Years of Doing Business: Lessons Learned and Implications for Russia,” Gaidar Forum, Moscow, Russia, January 17, 2013.
  • “Doing Business 2013: Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises”:
    • European Parliament Trade Committee, Belgium, Brussels, December 18, 2012.
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Finance, The Hague, Netherlands, December 17, 2012.
    • Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, December 6, 2012.
    • Council of the Americas, Washington, DC, December 4, 2012.
    • Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, November 29, 2012.
    • Geneva Press Club, Geneva, Switzerland, November 16, 2012.
    • World Bank Group Brussels Office, Belgium, Brussels, November 13, 2012.
    • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), London, United Kingdom, November 9, 2012.
    • Department for International Development (DFID), London, United Kingdom, November 8, 2012.
    • United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington, DC, November 2, 2012.
  • “Promoting Prosperity by Improving Women's Rights - Doing Well by Doing Good,” WO=MEN, The Hague, Netherlands, December 17, 2012.
  • “Mujer, Empresa y el Derecho 2012: Rompiendo Barreras para la Inclusión Económica,” ESADE Business School, Madrid, Spain, December 14, 2012.
  • “Mujer, Empresa y el Derecho 2012: Rompiendo Barreras para la Inclusión Económica,” Annual Assembly of Women CEOs-Spain, Madrid, Spain, December 13, 2012.
  • “El Informe Doing Business y la Economia Espanola,” IESE Business School, Madrid, Spain, December 12, 2012.
  • “Competitiveness Challenges for the Spanish Economy: A View from the Doing Business Report,” Fundación Rafael del Pino, Madrid, Spain, December 11, 2012.
  • “Paying Taxes 2013: The Global Picture,” presentation during report launch, Singapore, November 21; Santiago, Chile, November 28; and Madrid, Spain, December 11, 2012.
  • “Competitiveness Challenges for the Israeli Economy: A View from the Doing Business Report,” Ministry of Finance, Jerusalem, Israel, December 9, 2012.
  • “Impulsando el Progreso a través de los Derechos de las Mujeres: ¿Por qué es importante para la Competitividad en Chile?,” Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile, November 29, 2012.
  • “Promoting Prosperity by Improving Women's Rights - Doing Well by Doing Good,” Geneva, Switzerland, November 16, 2012.
  • “Doing Business in Italy 2013,” Banca d’Italia, Rome, Italy, November 14, 2012.
  • “Promoting Prosperity by Improving Women’s Rights—Doing Well by Doing Good,” International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and White & London Women Lawyer’s Network’s FIDA UK Annual Symposium 2012, London, UK, November 8, 2012.
  • “Competitiveness Challenges in Greece: A View from the Doing Business Report 2013,” Invest in Greece, Athens, Greece, October 30, 2012.
  • “Doing Business in Russia 2012: A Regional Perspective,” St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 21, 2012.
  • "Doing Business and Beyond: Improving Competitiveness in the Arab World," keynote presentation, World Bank/IFC/Government of Morocco conference, Casablanca, Morocco, May 29, 2012.
  • "Obstacles to Private Sector Development", presentation at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations, May 24, 2012.
  • "Business Regulation in an Interdependent World," presentation to the IESE Business School, Madrid, May 9, 2012.
  • "A Long-Term Perspective on the Chinese Economy", keynote presentation, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, China Business Forum, February 18, 2012.
  • "A Local Perspective on Business Regulation and Private Sector Development", presentation at the launch of the World Bank’s Subnational Doing Business Report on Indonesia, Jakarta, January 31, 2012.
  • “Risks to  the Global Economic Outlook", presentation to the Public Affairs Council, Washington DC, December 8, 2011.
  • "Doing Business 2012: Doing Business in a More Transparent World", keynote presentation, The Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC, December 6, 2011.
  • "The Challenges of Competitiveness in Latin America", presentation to the Doing Business in Latin America Forum, The World Bank and International Finance Corporation, Bogota, Colombia, December 1, 2011.
  • "Doing Business 2012: Doing Business in a More Transparent World", presentation at the Geneva Press Club, Geneva, Switzerland, November 23, 2011.
  • "Doing Business 2012: Doing Business in a More Transparent World", presentation in Brussels at the Directorate General for Enterprise and Development and Cooperation, November 22, 2011.
  • "Business Regulation Reform: An International Perspective and the Case of Chile", presentation sponsored by the Ministry of Economy at ICARE (Instituto Chileno de Administración Racional de Empresas), November 16, 2011.
  • "Women, Business and the Law”, keynote presentation, Fundación Rafael del Pino, Madrid, Spain, organized by the World Bank Group and Spain’s Ministry of the Economy, October 24, 2011.
  • “Doing Business in South East Europe: Recent Developments”, presentation hosted by the Directorate General for Enlargement, European Commission, Brussels, June 29, 2011.
  • "Business Regulation Reforms in South East Europe: A Pathway to EU Accession,” keynote presentation, World Bank Group, Vienna, Austria, June 28, 2011.
  • "Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis", keynote presentation, at the 14th World Business Dialogue—Managing Complexity, University of Cologne, Germany, March 16, 2011.
  • "The Future of the Euro Area: Eurozone Sovereign Debt and Funding Outlook", presentation to Gerson Lehrman Group Client Roundtable in Paris on January 27 and London on January 28, 2011.
  • “The Current State of the Mergers & Acquisitions Marketplace", presentation to the CDO Roundtable, Ernst & Young, Copenhagen, October 28, 2010.
  • "Post Financial Crisis and Asia's Emerging Alternative Investment Markets", presentation at the International Herald Tribune's "Dawn of the New Decade: Alternative Investments in Asia" conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 28, 2010.
  • "The Political Economy of the Transition in Asia", presentation to the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations, Singapore, August 22, 2010.
  • "The Global Economic Outlook: Risks and Opportunities", presentation to the European Corporate Development Leadership Network Meeting, Zurich, June 29, 2010.
  • "Competitiveness, Innovation and the Future of Latin America", keynote presentation at the Pan American Surety Association XXII General Assembly, Beijing, China, May 24, 2010.
  • "Public Policies to Enhance Competitiveness and Innovation", keynote presentation at Microsoft's Public Sector Leaders Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico City, April 30, 2010.
  • "Partnering with the Private Sector to Meet the Challenges Posed by the Global Economic Crisis", keynote presentation at Microsoft's Public Sector Leaders Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mexico City, April 29, 2010.
  • "The Role of Innovation in the Development of a Knowledge Society", Microsoft's Education Forum 2010, Seville, Spain, April 12, 2010.
  • "Innovation and Competitiveness Against the Background of the Global Financial Crisis", keynote presentation at the 5th Competitiveness Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, November 13, 2009.
  • “Implications from the Global Financial Crisis”, keynote presentation, Democrats Abroad, Madrid, November 10, 2009.
  • "Redefining Value for Society", keynote presentation at the Social Responsibility Forum: Redesigning Capitalism and the Business Case for Sustainability, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain, November 7, 2009.
  • "Asian Economic Development in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities", Asian World Summit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 18 May 2009.
  • "The Outlook for the Global Economy in 2009 and Prospects for the Return of Financial Stability", London Business School, May 7, 2009.
  • "Institutions, Education, Governance and the Role of Technology as Drivers of Innovation", Keynote presentation, Microsoft's Government Leaders Forum, Washington, DC, 25 March 2009.
  • "What Would a New Bretton Woods Conference Mean for the World's Financial System?", James Martin 21st Century School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 29 January 2009. (Note: I contribute to QFinance. This address can be found at www.qfinance.com.)
  • "Does Development Work? Lessons from 60 Years of Foreign Aid", St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 29 January 2009.
  • "The Impact of the Global Liquidity Crisis on the Russian Economy", Guest Economic Lecture, 15th International Russian Banking Forum, London, December 3, 2008.
  • "The Global Economic Situation: Risks and Opportunities for the Business Community", keynote presentation, Danica Pensions Client Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 28 October 2008.
  • "Gender Equality and Competitiveness: Is There a Connection?", keynote presentation, Women Leaders Conference, Institute of Directors, London, 2 October 2008.
  • "Future Prospects for Developing Markets", keynote address, Emerging Markets Summit 2008, The Economist Conference, London, 24 September 2008.
  • "The Future of the World Economy", keynote address, EBBF, Depoort, The Netherlands, 20 September 2008.
  • "The European Union Needs a New Business Model", European Business School Symposium, Frankfurt, Germany, 19 September 2008.
    "Is the Current Development Path Sustainable?" Keynote presentation, AIESEC, 60th Anniversary Annual Meeting, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 25 August 2008.
  • "Innovation for Social and Economic Development", Keynote presentation, Microsoft's Government Leaders Forum, Miami, Florida, 3 April 2008.
  • "Leadership for a Sustainable Future", Keynote presentation, Iberoamerican Leadership Congress 2008, AIESEC, Barcelona, 26 March 2008.
  • "Financing for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women", United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, 52nd Session, New York, 28 February 2008.
  • "The Current Global Economic Situation and Implications for Russia's Short-term Economic Outlook", Russia Forum, Moscow, 31 January 2008.
  • "The Humanitarian Response Index: Measuring Commitment to Best Practice." Presentation at the Royal Society of Arts, London, 29 November 2007.
  • "Ciudades Competitivas: Un Instrumento para el Desarrollo Económico de un País." Keynote lecture at PRU_GAM (Planificación Regional y Urbana del Gran Área Metropolitana) conference, San José, Costa Rica, 22 November 2007.
  • "Policies and Institutions for Sustainable Growth in Eastern Europe and Russia." Keynote lecture at the Mirae Asset Securities Investment Forum 2007 - Insight on Global Change, Seoul, Korea, 20 November 2007.
  • "Europe in the 21st Century: A Relevant Economic Model?" European Business School, Frankfurt, Germany, 21 September 2007.
  • "Talents for a Sustainable Future." Keynote presentation, AIESEC, Annual Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 27 August 2007.
  • "Priorities for Economic Reform in Latin America: How to Improve the Region's Competitiveness." Keynote presentation, Microsoft's Government Leaders Forum, Cartagena, Colombia, 20 March 2007.
  • "Key Challenges Facing Europe." Keynote presentation, Microsoft's Government Leaders Forum, Scottish Parliament, 31 January 2007.
  • "Critical Factors in the Recent Evolution of Israeli Competitiveness: An International Perspective." Israel Business Conference, Tel Aviv, 10 December 2006.
  • "Is Latin America Falling Behind in the Competitiveness Game?" Keynote address, Ibero-American Business Forum, Madrid, 14 November 2006.
  • "Ramifications of Global Interdependence." Keynote address, European Baha'i Business Forum, Depoort, The Netherlands, 23 September 2006.
  • "What Economic Systems and Policies are Compatible with Protection of the Environment?" International Environment Forum, Balliol College, Oxford University, 16 September 2006.
  • "Key Factors Shaping the Global Economic Outlook." Australian Leadership Retreat, Hayman Islands, 26 August 2006.
  • "Is This the Asian Century?" Keynote address at the International Leadership Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3 August 2006.
  • "The Global Competitiveness Report—A Tool for Fostering Better Policies: An International Perspective." presentation made to senior managers, Latin America Region, the World Bank, Washington DC, 22 February 2006; senior management, Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington DC, 21 February 2006; senior managers of Africa Region, World Bank, Washington DC, 21 June 2006; and senior management at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, Washington DC, 22 June 2006.
  • "Italy in the Global Economy: A View from the World Economic Forum." Ministry of Information Technologies, Rome, Italy, 12 January 2006.
  • "Globalization and the Oneness of Mankind." Visitors' Centre, The Baha'i House of Worship, New Delhi, India, 29 November 2005.
  • "The Global Competitiveness Report: A Tool for Better Policies and Institutions." London Business School, November 2005 and also at International Competitiveness Conference, in Istanbul, 8 November 2005.
  • "Global Information Technologies and their Role in Raising Productivity." Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 17 October 2005.
  • "What Have We Learned About Development During the Past 60 Years?" Universidad Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso and Santiago, Chile, 1 September 2005.
  • "Global Risks to the World Economic Outlook." Australian Leadership Retreat, Hayman Islands, 27 August 2005.
  • "Women's Empowerment: Measuring the Global Gender Gap." The Aspen Institute, Washington, 27 May 2005.
  • "Women's Empowerment: Measuring the Global Gender Gap." New York Stock Exchange, New York, 26 May 2005.
  • "Women's Empowerment: Measuring the Global Gender Gap." Marlborough House, London, 16 May 2005.
  • "Stimulating the Development of Relevant Strategies to Achieve Sustained Economic Progress." The Aurelio Peccei Lecture, The Club of Rome, Belgium Academy of Sciences, Brussels, 14 April 2005.
  • "The Arab World: Current Prospects and Obstacles to Growth." Doha Roundtable, Qatar, 2 April 2005.
  • "Chile: The Next Stage of Development." La Moneda, Presidential Palace, Santiago, Chile, 19 October 2004.
  • "Globalization and Competitiveness." IESE Business School, Madrid, July 2004 and at the Australian Leadership Retreat, Hayman Islands, August 2004. (Also in several countries in Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East).
  • "Strengthening the Institutional Underpinnings of Globalization." Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics--Europe, Palais d'Egmont, Brussels, 10 May 2004.
  • "Conflict, Cooperation and Managing Globalization." The India Economic Summit, New Delhi, November 2003.
  • "Rethinking Social and Economic Development and the Environment." Higher School of Economics, Prague, March 2003.
  • "Argentina, Brazil, the International Monetary Fund and the Future of the International Financial System." Keynote lecture, Central Bank of Bolivia, 11 September 2002.
  • "The Crisis of Globalization." Imperial College, London, 12 July 2002.
  • "Interdependence in the Age of Globalization." Economics Summit, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 25 January 2002.
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