Lectures and slide shows
Thorvaldur Gylfason

 


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The Dutch Disease in Reverse: Iceland's Natural Experiment
Presentation the 29th Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar in Rome 21-22 June 2017. See revised paper.

Democracy Must Prevail, Always
Brief address at A Congress on Iceland’s Democracy at the University of Berkeley, California, 3 June 2017. See background.

Diversification, Efficiency, and Economic Growth
Seminar presentation at the University of Göttingen, Germany, 31 May 2017.

The Dutch Disease in Reverse: Iceland's Natural Experiment
Presentation at the 8th RCEA (Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis) Macro-Money-Finance Workshop, Rimini, Italy, 18-19 May 2017.

Iceland´s New Constitution Is Not Solely a Local Concern
Presentation at the 83rd International Atlantic Economic Conference, Berlin, Germany, 22-25 March 2017. See slides.

The New Constitution is Not an Exclusively Icelandic Concern
Lecture at an international conference on the revision of the Icelandic constitution held at the University of Akureyri and organized in collaboration with the Parliament's Constitutional Committee and the Prime Minister's Office 23-24 September 2016.

The Anatomy of Constitution Making: From Denmark in 1848 to Iceland in 2017
Presentation at a conference on Constitution Making in Democratic Constitutional Orders at CIDE (Center for Research and Teaching of Economics) in Mexico City 11-12 August 2016.

Incomes, Hours of Work, and Equality in Europe and the United States
Presentation the 28th Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar in Rome 23-24 June 2016.

Economic and Political Diversification and How It Relates to Growth
Lecture at the 22nd Dubrovnik Economic Conference hosted by the Croatian National Bank in Dubrovnik 13-14 June 2016.

From Diversification to Growth
Presentation at a High-level Seminar on Natural Resources, Finance, and Growth organized by the Bank of Algeria and held in Algiers 28-29 May 2016.

Chain of Legitimacy: Constitution Making in Iceland
Presentation at a conference on Perspectives on Constituent Assemblies hosted by the Institute of Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University and the Department of Political Science at the University of Oslo and held at Columbia University in New York 1-2 April 2016. No slides. See text here.

From Diversification to Growth
Research seminar presentation at Roosevelt House, Hunter College, City University of New York, 30 March 2016. Paper has not yet been released. FDR and Eleanor lived for a while in this house on East 65th Street as did FDR´s mother, Sara, next door.

Economic Diversification
Presentation at CESifo Area Conference on Macro, Money and International Finance in Munich 26-27 February 2016.

The Future of the European Social Model and the Role of Small States
Presentation at a conference on Small States and the Welfare State in the Global Era organized by Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (Left Republican of Catalonia) and held in Barcelona 20 November 2015. For a closely related article, see here.

Public Engagement in Constitution Making
Presentation at a meeting organized by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) held in Kiev 18 September 2015.

Constitution on Ice
Presentation in a panel on Constitution Making in Democratic Constitutional Orders: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in San Francisco 3-6 September 2015.

Social Capital and Crises with an Application to Iceland
Presentation at 27th Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar, Rome, 23-25 June 2015.

Constitution on Ice
Presentation at a workshop on Democratic Changes and Citizens´ Participation in the 21st Century -- Theory and Practice at Institut d´Estudis Autonomics (IEA), a public think tank linked to the Catalan government, Barcelona, 12 June 2015.

Access to the Single European Market
Presentation at a conference on Catalonia and the European Union: EU Capacity for Pragmatic Approaches organized by Diplocat (Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia) and held in Barcelona 11 June 2015.

Natural Resources, Energy Prices, and Diversification
Keynote address at an International Conference on Energy Prices: Macroeconomic and Financial Impacts at the University of Paris Ouest, Nanterre-La Défense, 4-5 June 2015.

Economic and Political Diversification and National Risk: The Case of Iceland
Presentation at the 17th annual Conference on European Integration organized by the Swedish Network for European Studies in Economics and Business (SNEE) and held at Grand Hotel Mölle, Sweden, 19-22 May 2015. See paper here

Negative Interest (in Swedish)
Presentation at a Festschrift conference for Prof. Hans Tson Söderström at SNS in Stockholm 20 February 2015. See English version here and Swedish version here.

Natural Resources: Nordic Lessons
Presentation at the 5th annual Gaidar Forum “Russia and the World: New Dimensions” organized by the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and held in Moscow 14-16 January 2015. 

Natural Resource Management: Nordic Lessons on the Path Towards Building a Knowledge-based Economy
Address at an annual conference on The UAE Economic Outlook for 2015 and the Path Towards Building a Knowledge-based Economy organized jointly by the Federal Ministry of the Economy, Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai, and the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and held in Dubai 16-17 December 2014.

The Dutch Disease in Reverse: Iceland's Natural Experiment
Presentation at OxCarré, Oxford University, 2 December 2014. See paper.

Natural Resource Management: Timing and Magnitude of Natural Resource Wealth and Their Impact on Macro Fiscal Policy
Discussion of Flagship Report on Natural Resources and Human Development at a Technical Workshop organized by Oxford Policy Management and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and held in Oxford 20-21 November 2014.

First Crowd-sourced Constitution: The Case of Iceland – the Use of ICT for Facilitating Policy Dialogue on Constitutional Issues
(Short title: ICT is Not a Substitute for Politics)
Lecture at a conference Towards a New Paradigm in Communication between Public Institutions and Citizens organized by CBGI (Capacity Building of Government Institutions) and held at Hotel Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovnia, 20 October 2014.

Social Aspects of Economic Crises Precursors and Consequences
Keynote Address at 34th Arne Ryde Symposium in honor of Prof. Lars Jonung at Lund University, Sweden, 3-4 October 2014. See paper.

Constitution on Ice
Presentation at a workshop on Constitutions organized by the Constitutional Studies Group in University College Dublin in conjunction with the American Society of Comparative Law and held in Dublin 5-6 September 2014. See paper.

Can and Should the EU's Eastern Partnership be Saved?
Presentation at a workshop on Trade Policy Regimes at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria, 8-9 July 2014. See revised version of the paper in view of recent events in Ukraine here.

Avoiding the Resource Curse and Consequences for the Financial Sector
Presentation at a Plenary Session at Partnership Forum: Making Finance Work for Africa, sponsored by the World Bank and held at the King Fahd Hotel in Dakar, Senegal, 10-12 June 2014.

Natural Resources: Economic and Legal Aspects
Presentation at a Policy Lab on Natural Resource Management organized by the Global Development Network and held in Dakar, Senegal, 26 April 2014.

Economic Diversification and Industrialization in Countries Rich in Natural Resources
Contributon to a panel debate at the 15
th session of the UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) General Conference on Towards partnerships for a new industrial revolution for inclusive and sustainable growth, held in Lima, Peru, 2-6 December 2013.

Iceland: Youth Participation in Democratic Governance
Presentation at Annual Democracy Forum organized by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) and the government of Chile and held in Santiago, Chile, 27-28 November 2013.

Iceland: From Boom to Bust, and Then What?
Presentation at a conference on Reform Capacity and Macroeconomic Performance in the Nordic Countries held at the Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark, 20-21 September 2013. See paper.

The Role of the IMF as Trusted Advisor & IMF Response to the Global Financial Crisis
Parrticipation in a meeting organized by DEval (German Institute for Development Evaluation), BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Germany), and the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the IMF in Berlin, Germany, 28-29 August 2013.

What is the Future of the Non-Oil Economy? Developing the Reforms, Institutions, Infrastructure, and Finance to Diversify an Oil-Dominant Economy: Policy Reforms and Institutions
Presentation of natural resource issues in Iraq and Norway at a conference on The Resource Curse and Iraq: Lessons from Other Countries' Approaches to Overcome It and Develop Their Economies, RAND Corporation, Pentagon City near Washington. DC, 31 May 2013.    

How Free Trade Can Help Convert the 'Arab Spring' into Permanent Peace and Democracy
Presentation of a joint paper with Immaculada Martínez-Zarzoso and Per Magnus Wijkman at the CESifo Area Conference on Macro, Money and International Finance in Munich, 22-23 February 2013. See paper.

The Icelandic Experience: 'Crowdsourcing' the Constitution
Presentation at a conference on Women and Constitutional Futures: Gender equality matters in a new Scotland, Royal Society of Edinburgh, 14-15 February, 2013.

Rising from the Ashes
Presentation at an international seminar on Managing Fiscal Policy in a Monetary Union: Structural Reforms and Fiscal Policy Governance in Northern Europe, organized by the Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, and the Europa Institute, School of Law, University of Edinburgh, UK, and held at the University of Edinburgh, 24 November 2012.

From Collapse to Constitution: The Case of Iceland
Presentation at XXIV Villa Mondragone International Economic Seminar, Rome, 27 June 2012. See paper.

Constitutions: Send in the Crowds
Presentation at the Electoral Reform Society’s annual conference in London 26 June 2012. See paper.

Natural Resources and How to Avoid the Resource Curse
Presentation at Nordic-Mozambican Conference on Inclusive Growth and Political and Social Dialogue, Maputo, Mozambique, 23-24 May, 2012.

From Crowds to Constitution
Presentation at a conference on Revolutions -- technological, not political -- in Washington, DC, 10-11 May 2012, organized by TTI Vanguard and held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City. See paper.

Oil-spill Economics: How Can Ghana Avoid the Resource Curse?
Prepared for Ghana Oil & Gas Forum, London 4 May 2012, organized by CountryFactor and hosted by Deloitte at their London headquarters. Bonus slide on Ghana and Nigeria.

Making a New Constitution: The Case of Iceland
Presentation at an event organized by Nordic Horizons in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland, 29 March 2012. See paper.

Resource Rents, Democracy and Corruption: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Presentation of a joint paper with Rabah Arezki at the CESifo Area Conference on Macro, Money and International Finance in Munich, 23-24 March 2012. See paper.

From Collapse to Constitution: The Case of Iceland
Seminar presentation at the Stockholm School of Economics 16 March 2010. See paper.

Common Property Resources Are Human Rights
Presentation at a confererence on Property of the Nation or ... (Fólksins ogn ella ...) organized by The Republican Party (Tjóðveldisflokkurin), The Social Democratic Party (Javnaðarflokkurin), and The Progressive Party (Framsókn) at the Nordic House in Torshavn, the Faroe Islands, 2 March 2012.

Making a New Constitution: The Case of Iceland
Presentation at TEPAV, the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey, Ankara, 24 January 2012. See paper.

International Experiences with the Management of Natural Resources
Presentation at a Conference on Understanding and Avoiding the Oil Curse in the Arab World organized by the Economic Research Forum and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Kuwait City, Kuwait, 15-16 January 2012.

From Boom to Bust, and Back: The Case of Iceland
Presentation at a conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Georgia, 27-28 November 2011.

Growth Prospects in the EU: Inside or Outside the Euro Area?
Presentation at the
Tenth Anniversary Conference of the Viessmann European Research Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University, on Challenges for the European Union Beyond 2011, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 5 October 2011.

Commodity Price Volatility, Democracy and Economic Growth
Presentation of a joint paper with Rabah Arezki a
t a conference on Globalization, Governance and Natural Resources at the Norwegian Univerisity of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, 18-19 September 2011. See paper.

Growing Together: Croatia and Latvia
Presentation of a joint paper with Eduard Hochreiter at the 26th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association in Oslo, 27 June 2011. See paper.

From Boom to Bust: The Case of Iceland
Presentation for Nordic journalists in Reykjavík 21 June 2011.

Resources and Economic Growth Is Africa (Ghana) Different?
Presentation at an international policy conference on Competitiveness and Diversification: Strategy Challenges in a Petroleum-rich Economy organized by the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Ghana and UNIDO and held in Accra 14-15 March 2011. See paper.

From Boom to Bust, Big Time: The Case of Iceland
Seminar at the Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus, 21 March 2011.

From Boom to Bust: The Case of Iceland
Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Economic Association in Denver, Colorado, 8 January 2011. See paper.

Natural Resource Endowment: A Mixed Blessing?
Presentation at a high-level seminar on Natural resources, finance, and development organized by the Central Bank of Algeria and the IMF Institute and held in Algiers 4-5 November 2010. See draft paper.

A Lesson from the Iceland Crisis
Presentation at a seminar at Felleshus der Nordischen Botschaften in Berlin 6 September 2010.

From Boom to Bust: The Iceland Story
Lunch seminar at the IMF Institute in Washington, DC, 20 July 2010. For the text version, see Chapter 7 of Nordics in Global Crisis.

Growing Together: Croatia and Latvia
Presentation of a joint paper with Eduard Hochreiter at the 16th Research Conference of the National Bank of Croatia in Dubrovnik, 24-26 June 2010.

Challenges for Macroeconomic Policy and Lessons for South-Eastern Europe
Two discussions at a conference on “The Global Crisis: Economic Challenges and Lessons for South-Eastern Europe” jointly organized by the DG ECFIN/European Commission and the Joint Vienna Institute and held March 22, 2010, at the Joint Vienna Institute, Vienna, Austria.

Development and Growth in Mineral-Rich Countries
Seminar at
the Stockholm School of Economics 12 March 2010. See paper.

From Boom to Bust: The Iceland Story
Presentation at Nordatlantens Brygges Erhvervsklub in Copenhagen 4 March 2010.

Oil Management: The Example of Norway
Presentation at the Qatar Economic Development Conference on “Meeting the Challenges of Diversification in the GCC” organized and hosted by General Secretariat for Development Planning, Qatar and World Bank Group and held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Doha, State of Qatar 9-10 February, 2010.

Nordics in Global Crisis
Presentation of Chapters 4 and 7 of the book at its launch at Hotel Kämp in Helsinki 28 January 2010.

From Boom to Bust: The Iceland Story
Keynote lecture at Academic Conference (Fagkonferanse i Bedriftsøkonomiske Emner) at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen, 7 January 2010.

Impact of Financial Crisis on Africa
Lecture at a Conference held by the African Capacity Building Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, 2-3 December 2009.

From Boom to Bust, Big Time: The Case of Iceland
Seminar at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 11 November 2009.

From Boom to Bust, Big Time: The Case of Iceland
Lecture at the Leif Eiriksson Icelandic Club of Calgary, 9 October 2009.

From Boom to Bust, Big Time: The Case of Iceland
Lecture in the series The Richard and Margaret Beck Lectures on Icelandic Literature, 8 October 2009, University of Victoria, Vancouver.

Impact of Financial Crisis on Foreign Direct Investment and Overseas Development Assistance for the MEFMI Region
Presentation at the MEFMI Combined Forum of Ministers of Finance and Planning, Treasury Secretaries and Permanent Secretaries for Finance and Planning, and Central Bank Governors, 29 September 2009, Limmasol, Cyprus.

Monetary Unions Among Developing and Emerging Markets: How Many Currencies Does Africa Need?
Presentation at The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Central Bank of Nigeria in Abuja, 4-6 May 2009.

From Boom to Bust, Big Time: The Case of Iceland
Lecture at a meeting organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers in Copenhagen, 20 March 2009.

From Boom to Bust, Big Time: The Case of Iceland
Lecture at a meeting organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers in Stockholm, 19 March 2009.

From Boom to Bust, Big Time: The Case of Iceland
Seminar at the Stockholm School of Economics in Stockholm, 30 January 2009.

From Boom to Bust, Big Time: The Case of Iceland
Presentation at a conference on Norway and the International Financial Crisis organized by the Center Party and Res Publicas at Hotel Bristol in Oslo, 20 January 2009.

Ten Lessons from the Finanancial Crisis
Presentation at The Second Annual Meeting of the African Policy Institutes Forum, 4-5 December 2008, Libreville, Gabon.

A Tale of Two Republics: Estonia and Georgia
Presentation at
a conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Estonian Business School in Tallinn, 18 November 2008. See paper.

What's Going On? Icelandic Banks 2008 in Context
Presentatation at a conference, Finansiell fagdag, in Norges Bank, Oslo, 30 September 2008.

Recent Development Experiences from China, India, Malaysia, and South Korea: Some Lessons for Africa
Lunch seminar at Norges Bank, Oslo, 29 September 2008.

A Tale of Two Republics: Estonia and Georgia
Presentation at
the Cambridge University 10 March 2008. See paper.

Development and Growth in Mineral-Rich Countries
Presentation at the
International Wuppertal Colloquium on Sustainable Growth, Resource Productivity and Sustainable Industrial Policy, in Wuppertal, Germany, 17-19 September 2008. See paper.

Development and Growth in Mineral-Rich Countries
Presentation at
the Sixth ESCB workshop on emerging markets at the Bank of Finland, in Helsinki, 8-9 May 2008. See paper.

Democracy and Growth
Public lecture at the The Finnish Economic Assocation
, in Helsinki, 7 May 2008.

Development and Growth in Mineral-Rich Countries
Presentation at a workshop at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva, 24-25 April 2008
. See paper.

Growing Apart? Estonia and Georgia
Presentation at the
CESifo Area Conference on Macro, Money and International Finance at CESifo, in Munich, 14-15 March 2008. See paper.

A Tale of Two Republics: Estonia and Georgia
Seminar presentation at
the Cambridge University 10 March 2008. See paper.

Why Europe Works Less and Grows Taller
Inaugural research seminar at
the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, jointly organized by the Joint Vienna Institute, in Vienna, 3 October 2007.

Recent Development Experiences from China, India, Malaysia, and South Korea Some Lessons for Capacity Building in Africa
Keynote Lecture at The Second Pan African Capacity Building Forum, organized by the The African Capacity Building Foundation and held in Maputo, Mozambique, August 1-3, 2007.

Why Europe Works Less and Grows Taller
Presented on my behalf by Ólafur Ísleifsson at
The 11th Annual Conference of the International Society for New Institutional Economics in Reykjavík, 21-23 June 2007.

Economic Governance and Sustained Growth
Lecture at
60th Anniversary Conference commemorating of the Harvard Commencement Address of the Secretary of State, George C. Marshall, on June 4, 1947, organized by Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation and held at Amerika Haus in Vienna, Austria, 4 June 2007.

Economic Governance and Sustained Growth
Lecture at
The JVI Policy Research Conference 2007 on Economic Governance and Sustained Growth in the Balkans jointly organized by the DG ECFIN/European Commission and the Joint Vienna Institute and held at the JVI in Vienna, Austria, 15-16 March 2007.

The International Economics of Natural Resources and Growth
Keynote Lecture at a conference on Sustainable Resource Management in the European Union organized by the College of Europe and held in Bruges, 6-7 December 2006.

From Democracy to Growth
Seminar presentation at the Department of Economics at the University of Nottingham, England, 9 October 2006.

Monetary and Fiscal Management, Finance, and Growth
Presentation at a conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis in Social Sciences held at Brunel University in London, 12-13 June 2006.

Institutions, Human Capital, and Diversification of Rentier Economies
Presentation at Workshop on the Impact of Oil Boom in the Caspian Basin held at Paris 1 University in Paris, 2 June 2006.

China and India’s Economic Growth – A Comparison and Some Lessons for Africa
Lecture at the Third Annual Meeting of the Technical Advisory Panels and Networks of the The African Capacity Building Foundation at the
Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 6 April 2006. Also presented to the Icelandic-Indian Chamber of Commerce in Reykjavík 11 May 2006.

From Education to Economic Growth
Presentation at a council meeting of the International Confederation of Principals in Reykjavík, 4 April 2006.

Growing Together: India and China
Lecture at the Austrian National Bank in Vienna, 10 March 2006.

To Grow or Not to Grow: Why Institutions Must Make a Difference
Presentation at an OECD Workshop on Global Conergence Scenarios: Structural and policy issues at the OECD, Paris, 16 January 2006.

Institutions, Human Capital, and Diversification of Rentier Economies
Presentation at a seminar on The Transforming Authoritarian Rentier Economies and Protectorates organized by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the German Development Institute, and the German Overseas Institute and held in Bonn, 22-23 September 2005.

Comparative Socio-Economic Development Strategies: India and China
Presentation at the MEFMI Combined Forum of Ministers of Finance and Planning, Treasury Secretaries and Permanent Secretaries for Finance and Planning, and Central Bank Governors, 17 September 2005, Bridgetown, Barbados.

Natural Resources and Economic Growth: From Dependence to Diversification
Presentation at
the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics on Resource Economics, Technology, and Sustainable Development in Zurich, Switzerland, 17-18 March 2005. 

Independence and Openness: The Case of Iceland
Presentation for the Faroese government at the Ministry of Finance in Tórshavn, 7 March 2005.

From Dependence to Diversification: The Case of Iceland
Lecture at Offshore Faroes 2005, a conference organized by the Faroe Oil Industries' Association (Oljuvinnufelagið) at Nordic House in Tórshavn, 18 January 2005. 

Economic Diversification and Structural Challenges
Keynote lecture at a High Level Seminar on Trade and Development What Is at Stake for Africa? in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 24-25 November 2004. 

Natural Resources and Economic Growth: From Dependence to Diversification
Friday seminar at the Österreichische Nationalbank in Vienna, Austria, 19 November 2004. 

From Health to Wealth
Lecture at a conference on Nordic health care (Nordisk hälso- och sjukvårdskonferens) organized by the Norwegian Hospital and Health Care Association (NSO) in  Lillehammer, Norway, 15-17 September 2004. 

Economic Developments in Iceland since 1945
Lecture at a conference on Economic Affairs in the Danish Commonwealth organized by the North Atlantic Group in the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen
26 May 2004.

Structural Adjustment, Export Specialization, and Growth in Diversified Resource Based Economies: The Case of Norway
Presentation at a workshop on Sustainable External Economic Liberalization and Integration Policy: Options for Eastern Europe and Russia in Brussels 24-26 April 2004.

Natural Resources and Economic Growth: What Are the Issues?
Lunch seminar with economists at Norges Bank in Oslo 19 April 2004.

Natural Resources and Economic Growth: The Role of Investment
Presentation at a research meeting at the Norges Bank in Oslo 19 April 2004. Also presented at a Conference on Dynamics, Economic Growth and International Trade (DEGIT IX) in Reykjavík, 11-12 June, 2004.

Three Lectures on Economic Efficiency and Growth
A miniseries of lectures held at the Center for Economic Studies at the University of Munich in October 2003. 

The Macroeconomics of Icelandic Fisheries Management
Presentation at People and the Sea II, a conference held at MARE -- the Centre for Maritime Research in Amsterdam, 4-6 September 2003. 

Monetary and Fiscal Management, Finance, and Growth
NÖG lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association in Klagenfurt, 16-17 May 2003. Also presented at the 17th Scandinavian Academy of Management (NFF) Conference at the University of Iceland 14-16 August 2003. 

Size and Growth: Small States in the Global Economy
Lecture on globalization at The Brussels Economic Forum 2003, at the European Commisson, Brussels, 10-11 April 2003.

The Real Exchange Rate Always Floats
Presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Economic Association in Washington, D.C., 2-5 January 2003, as well as at the 77th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association in Seattle, 29 June - 3 July 2002. See paper

Small States in the Global Economy: What Are the Issues? 
Presentation at a Conference on Iceland and the World Economy: Small Island Economies in the Era of Globalization, Center for International Development, Harvard University, 20 May 2002. See paper. 

Inequality and Economic Growth: Do Natural Resources Matter?
Lecture at an international conference on  Post-Communist Economic Growth at the Institute for the Economy in Transition, 20-21 March 2002,  Moscow. Also presented at the 5th Conference on Global Economic Analysis in Taipei, 5-7 June 2002. See paper

Mother Earth: Ally or Adversary? 
Lecture at an international conference on  Post-Communist Economic Growth at the Institute for the Economy in Transition, 20-21 March 2002,  Moscow. Also presented at a joint University of Iceland - University of Manitoba conference in Reykjavík, 16 March 2002. See paper

To Grow or Not to Grow
Lecture at the University of Copenhagen, 29 November 2001, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Natural Resources, Inequality, and Economic Growth
Seminar presentation the Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU) at the University of Copenhagen, 30 November 2001, Copenhagen, Denmark. See paper

Natural Resources and Economic Growth: From Dependence to Diversification
Prepared for and presented at an Expert Group Meeting on Economic Diversification in the Arab World organized by The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) in cooperation with the Arab Planning Institute (API) of Kuwait, held in Beirut, Lebanon, 25-27 September 2001. See paper

Natural Resources and Economic Growth: The Role of Investment
Presentation at the 16th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, 29 August - 1 September 2001, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Also presented at seminars at the University of Iceland as well as at the European University Institute in Florence 17 and 26 October 2001, at a joint Central Bank of Chile-World Bank conference in Santiago, Chile, 18 January 2002, and at a CESifo Area Conference on Money, Macro, and International Finance in Munich, 8-9 February 2002. See paper

Natural Resources and Economic Growth: What is the Connection? 
Prepared for and presented at International Conference Kiev: The Factors of Sustainable Economic Growth in Ukraine, organized by the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting/German Advisory Group on Economic Reforms with the Ukrainian Government, Kiev, Ukraine, 25-26 June 2001. See paper

Education, Social Equality, and Economic Growth
Presentation at the The Athens Institute for Education and Research Third International Conference titled 'Education + Training => Knowledge + Innovation => Economic + Social Growth', in Athens, Greece, 25-26 May 2001. See paper

Lessons from the Dutch Disease: Causes, Treatment, and Cures
Presentation at a conference titled Paradox of Plenty organized by Statoil and ECON at Holmenkollen Park Hotell, 7-8 March 2001, Oslo, Norway. See paper

Economic Growth Around the World
Lecture at the University of Copenhagen, 17 November 2000, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Natural Resources, Education, Investment, and Economic Growth
Presentation at the Economic Policy Research Unit (EPRU) at the University of Copenhagen, 1 November 2000, as well as at the Center for Economic Research (CentER) at the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands, 7 November 2000. 

Sources of Economic Growth Revisited
Presentation at the Second MEFMI Combined Forum of Ministers of Finance and Planning, Treasury Secretaries and Permanent Secretaries for Finance and Planning, and Central Bank Governors, 16 September 2000, Valetta, Malta

Natural Resources, Education, and Economic Development
Presentation at an invited papers session at the 15th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, 30 August - 2 September 2000, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. See paper

World Economic Trends and Eastern and Southern Africa
Presentation at the Fourth MEFMI Central Reserve Bank Governors Forum, 6-7 June 2000, Vedbæk, Denmark.

Ownership and Growth
Presentation at a seminar at the Trade Union Institute for Economic Research (FIEF), 12 April 2000, Stockholm, Sweden. See paper

Sources of Economic Growth
Presentation at Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute (MEFMI) of Eastern and Southern Africa, 17 March 2000, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Natural Resource Abundance and Economic Growth: Some Lessons from Norway and Iceland
Presentation at a Seminar on the Russian Economy organized by the Finnish-Russian Working Group for Social Sciences, 4-5 October 1999, University of Helsinki, Finland.

Medium-term Growth Outlook for Asia
Presentation at Asia Conference 1999: Asia and the Global Economy in the New Millennium organized by Deutsche Bank, 6 October 1999, Island Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong.


Lectures on Various Other Topics

Four lectures given at an IMF Institute/East AFRITAC Regional Course on Financial Programming and Policies, 15-26 March 2003, Nairobi, Kenya.

Five lectures given at an IMF Institute Course on Financial Programming and Policy at the Joint Africa Institute, 26 January - 6 February 2004, Tunis, Tunisia. 

Two lectures given at an IMF Institute Distance Learning Course on Financial Programming and Policy at the IMF Institute, 29 April - 10 May 2002, Washington, DC, and again 21-31 January 2003. 

Five lectures given at an International Monetary Fund seminar on Advanced External Sector Issues at the Joint Vienna Institute, 9-20 September 2002, Vienna, Austria.

Three lectures given at a Macroeconomic & Financial Management Institute workshop on Macroeconomic Analysis for Lesotho officials in the Ministries of Finance and Planning and the Central Bank, 12-23 November 2001, Maseru Sun International Hotel in Maseru, Lesotho. 

 


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