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Overview of Financial Sector Issues and Analysis Course 2012: Lessons from Recent Crises and Current Priorities for Finance Practitioners and Policy-Makers

Date: May 14 - May 18, 2012

Location: World Bank Group Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Course Overview:

Over 130 participants including central bankers, economists and financial supervisory regulatory officials from more than 45 countries have attended the week long Overview of Financial Sector Issues course that took place from May 14-18, 2012 in Washington D.C. The annual course is in its ninth year and is in partnership with DEC. The course focused its discussion on lessons from the recent crises and current priorities for finance practitioners and policy-makers.

Specific topics included:

The role of the State in the financial sector
Panel on the future of financial regulation – Basel III
Pension systems in developing countries
Capital markets in developing countries

Featured thought leaders include Charles Calomiris (Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia University Graduate School of Business), Ross Levine (James and Merryl Tisch Professor of Economics, Brown University), Anthony Saunders (John M. Schiff Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University) and Dean Karlan (Professor of Economics, Yale University) all presented at the workshop.

Target audience:

The seminar is intended for mid-level officials from central banks, ministries of finance, and financial regulatory agencies in developing countries, as well as staff involved in financial operations from international development organizations and the private sector. Some prior knowledge of financial issues is expected. The course is conducted in English.

Agenda - Overview Course 2012

Course organizers: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria.

Contact:
Sijia Hao
E-mail: shao@worldbank.org
Phone: 202-458-4183