The Conference «The role of history and diversity in understanding development»
The Conference «The role of history and diversity in understanding development» took place in Moscow on 9-10 October 2015.
The event was co-organized by the Centre for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions (CSDSI, New Economic School, Moscow) and the Centre for Research in Economic Development (CRED, University of Namur). The event was held on the basis of and with the support of Economic Faculty of MSU.
The objective of the Conference was to help bridging the gap between historians and development economists, and to make a strong case for reintroducing history as a field of knowledge in development economics curricula. Arkady Dvorkovich (The Russian Government), Victor Sadovnichy (MSU), Igor Agamirzyan (RVC), Jean-Philippe Platteau (University of Namur), Shlomo Weber (NES), Sergei Kapkov (MSU), Alexander Auazan (MSU) opened the Conference.
There were 39 speakers from the leading universities all over the world, including Stanford University, Harvard University, University of Warwick, Yale University, University of California, Berkeley, Oxford University and more. 7 speakers from NES participated in the Conference as well
About 500 people participated in the Conference. Photos >>>