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7th World Bank-GWU Conference on Urbanization and Poverty Reduction

30-31 January 2023

Bicyclist ride the streets of Bogotá, Colombia on January 11, 2016. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank. Link to the license: Click here.


The 7th Urbanization and Poverty Reduction Conference will bring together academics and development practitioners to present and discuss questions relating to Climate Change and Sustainable Urbanization. In particular, the conference will focus on how climate-induced migration may affect cities, how cities can help mitigate climate change, and how cities can adapt to future climate change and increase their resilience in the face of climate shocks.

This conference is hosted by the World Bank (Development Research Group), George Washington University (Institute for International Economic Policy) and the IGC. 

Conference organizers: 

Rémi Jedwab, George Washington University

Harris Selod, The World Bank

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9th WADES Conference (UVA)

April 29-30, 2022

TransMilenio buses (left) near the Simon Bolivar station in Bogotá, Colombia on January 11, 2016. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank. Link to the license: Click here.


The Washington Area Development Economics Symposium (WADES) is an annual research conference which highlights academic work from researchers at leading economics institutions in development economics in the Washington DC area. Organized by Georgetown University, George Washington University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Virginia, WADES features research by students and faculty at these institutions, as well as other DC-area researchers.   The 2022 WADES will be hosted by the University of Virginia.

Conference organizers:

Remi Jedwab, GWU

Jessica Goldberg, Maryland

Molly Lipscomb, UVA

Andrew Zeitlin, Georgetown

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