Advanced Topics in the Macroeconomics of Foreign Aid

Date: 7 May 2014

Venue: IOB, Room S004 - Lange St Annastraat 7 - 2000 Antwerpen

Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Short description: Guest Lecture by Dr. George Mavrotas (D.Phil. Oxford), IOB Visiting Professor

Abstract: The above guest lecture will cover a number of topics related to the theoretical and empirical literature of the macroeconomics of foreign aid with a particular emphasis on the fiscal response literature along with some discussion of the macroeconomics of aid heterogeneity and the overall nexus between aid and growth, as well as some further reflections on the aid volatility literature.

 Short bio of Dr. George Mavrotas (D.Phil. Oxford), IOB Visiting Professor

Dr. George Mavrotas is a development economist with more than 25 years of experience in international development working with donor agencies and governments in developing countries on a wide range of development issues. He is a renowned scholar and expert in the overall nexus between macroeconomics and development finance, including the macroeconomics of foreign aid effectiveness and domestic resource mobilization, financial sector development and poverty reduction. Other research interests include primary commodity markets and natural resources, human capital development (with an emphasis on the economics of education & training) as well as international migration and urbanization and development. Current appointments and affiliations include a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for International Development Study and Research (Ferdi, France), an External Research Associate at the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of the Resource Rich Economies (OxCarre) of the Department of Economics, University of Oxford, an Associate Fellow at the Centre of Regional Integration Studies of the United Nations University in Bruges and an Adjunct Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Economics & Business of the University of the South Pacific, Fiji. Previous appointments include Chief Economist of the Global Development Network, Senior Fellow and Project Director at the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University and prior to that on the Economics Faculties of the Universities of Oxford and Manchester. He is the author and co-author of more than 120 publications including numerous papers in leading peer-reviewed journals and 10 books. He holds a D.Phil. (PhD) in Economics from Oxford.