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Banco de México: challenges and strategies for promoting economic growth, 2009 (PDF)

International Conference
Challenges and strategies for promoting economic growth

Monday, October 19, 2009

Welcoming remarks*
Guillermo Ortiz
Governor, Banco de México
09:10–10:00 Policies to promote growth and economic efficiency in Mexico (remarks)
James J. Heckman
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics 2000; University of Chicago
10:00–11:00 Economic growth: theory and evidence
Enrique V. Iglesias
Ibero-American Secretary General, SEGIB
  A framework for understanding economic growth (remarks)
David Nathan Weil
Brown University
  Finance and economic growth
John Lipsky
First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
11:20–12:50 Institutional arrangements and economic growth
Thomas M. Hoenig
President, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Institutional arrangements and economic growth
Christian Noyer
Governor, Banque de France
  Institutions and economic development
Arvind Subramanian
Peterson Institute for International Economics
  Institutional framework and economic growth
Martín Redrado
Governor, Banco Central de la República Argentina
12:50–13:50 Human capital, demographic challenges and economic growth
Juilio Velarde Flores
Governor, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú
  The importance of institutions in the quality of the education in Mexico*
Arturo Fernández
Rector, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
  Human capital in the post crisis economy
Pier Carlo Padoan
Deputy Secretary-General, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
15:30–16:30 Competition, productivity and economic growth
Donald L. Kohn
Vice Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  Competition and economic growth
Augusto de la Torre
Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank
  Competition and economic performance
Eduardo Pérez Motta
President, Federal Competition Commission - Mexico
16:30–17:30 Price stability, financial development and economic growth
Manuel Sánchez
Deputy Governor, Banco de México
  Real consequences of financial crises (remarks)
Stephen Cecchetti
Head of Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements
  Growth, stability and monetary policy*
Miguel Fernández Ordóñez
Governor, Banco de España

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

09:30–10:00 Economic development and structural change
Justin Yifu Lin
Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, World Bank
10:00–11:00 Competitive provision of inputs: the role of networks
Guillermo Güémez
Deputy Governor, Banco de México
  Public networks and economic growth (remarks)
R. Preston McAfee
Yahoo Research
  Competitive telecom sector, a critical input for development
Rafael del Villar Alrich
Commissioner, Federal Telecommunications Commission - Mexico
11:20–12:20 Labor markets and social security policies
José Sidaoui
Deputy Governor, Banco de México
  Modernizing financial, tax, healthcare, and retirement systems so workers can productively work and save
Laurence J. Kotlikoff
Boston University
  Social policy, informality and economic growth in Mexico - good intentions, bad results*
Santiago Levy Algazi
Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank
12:20–13:50 Challenges for promoting economic growth
Manuel Ramos Francia
Director General of Economic Research, Banco de México
  Technologies and rules drive progress
Paul Romer
Stanford University
  Finance, growth, and opportunity: policy challenges (remarks)
Ross Levine
Brown University
  Challenges for Latin America's growth in the context of the international crisis*
Guillermo Ortiz
Governor, Banco de México
13:50–14:00 Closing remarks*
Guillermo Ortiz
Governor, Banco de México

* Available only in Spanish