2018 Africa Business Forum

2018 Africa Business Forum

Africa will build the future.

Three of the five fastest growing economies in the world are in Africa. Africa has 300+ tech hubs in 93 cities across 42 countries. Increased internet penetration, mass urbanization and growth in smartphone adoption, combined with rapid population growth, has made Africa extremely attractive to investors.

Africa is the continent of tomorrow.

Africa is home to the world’s youngest population. In 20 years, the number of sub-Saharan Africans reaching working age (15-64) will exceed that of the rest of the world combined. By 2040, less than 25 years from now, half of the world’s youth will be African.

The world cannot afford to ignore Africa.

African innovators and entrepreneurs are utilizing new technologies to develop tailored inventions for Africa and transform industries. Opportunities are boundless as mobile-fueled tech adoption flourishes. Mobile and digital are set to do for health care what it has helped achieve for finance in Africa— overcome a lack of physical infrastructure.

Join the 2018 Haas Africa Business Forum to to explore these trends and discuss challenges and opportunities in Africa with other visionaries, thought leaders and game changers.

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Conferences

Location

Chou Hall, Haas School of Business

Date & Time

Apr 7, 2018

Website

https://www.abf-berkeleyhaas.com/#intro

The Political Economy and Legal Aspects of Trade in the Trump Era

The Political Economy and Legal Aspects of Trade in the Trump Era

AGENDA

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
9:00 – 9:05 a.m. Welcome, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Berkeley Law
9:05 – 10:25 a.m. Session 1: Why the Backlash Against the Liberal International Economic Order? Berkeley Faculty Perspectives
Andrew Rose, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
Paul Pierson, UC Berkeley Political Science
Stavros Gadinis, UC Berkeley Law
Mark Cohen, UC Berkeley Law
Moderated by: Vinod Aggarwal, UC Berkeley Political Science
10:25 – 10:35 a.m. Coffee Break
10:35 – 11:55 a.m. Session 2: Trump Administration’s Trade Policies: American Perspectives
Jennifer Harris, Brookings Institution
Richard Samans, World Economic Forum
Jeffrey Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Terence Stewart, Stewart & Stewart and Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws
Lori Wallach, Public Citizen (tentative)
Moderated by: Mark Wu, Harvard Law
12:00 – 12:40 p.m. Lunch (served in Goldberg Room 297)
12:40 – 2:00 p.m. Session 3: Forging Ahead Without the U.S.: Asian and European Perspectives
Akihiko Tamura, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Guohua Yang, Tsinghua University
Seung Wha Chang, Seoul National University and former WTO Appellate Body
Katerina Linos, UC Berkeley Law
Moderated by: Vinod Aggarwal, UC Berkeley Political Science
2:00 – 2:10 p.m. Coffee Break
2:10 – 3:30 p.m. Session 4: The Appellate Body Crisis
Terence Stewart, Stewart & Stewart and Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws
Thomas Graham, WTO Appellate Body
Ricardo Ramirez-Hernandez, UNAM and former WTO Appellate Body (tentative)
Seung Wha Chang, Seoul National University and former WTO Appellate Body
Moderated by: Mark Wu, Harvard Law
3:30 – 3:55 p.m. Session 5: Where Do We Go From Here?
Open discussion among conference participants
Closing thoughts from speakers
Moderated by: Vinod Aggarwal, UC Berkeley Political Science & Mark Wu, Harvard Law
3:55 – 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Vinod Aggarwal, UC Berkeley Political Science

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Conferences

Location

Warren Room 295, Berkeley Law

Date & Time

Mar 12, 2018

Website

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Conference on Global Economic Issues 2017

Conference on Global Economic Issues 2017



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UC Berkeley’s Clausen Center for International Business and Policy will hold its biennial Conference on Global Economic Issues on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Confirmed speakers include Ilan Goldfajn, President of the Banco Central do Brazil who will give the Egon and Joan von Kaschnitz keynote lecture, John Williams, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Minister of the Economy, Mexico, as well as Andres Rodriguez-Clare and Gabriel Zucman, from UC Berkeley.

This invitation-only event will examine the challenges faced by emerging countries, especially Latin America, the future of globalization for emerging and advanced economies, the policy challenges posed by rising income and wealth inequality and its causes, and the challenges to the conduct of monetary policy in a world of low natural real interest rates.

The conference will host prominent economists, policymakers, and industry participants for what promises to be a lively and stimulating event.

WE ENCOURAGE TO REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 15, 2017


Program

9:00am – 9:30am Registration & Breakfast
9:30am – 9:45am Opening Remarks

Dean Rich Lyons, UC Berkeley
Dean Carla Hesse, UC Berkeley
Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Clausen Center Director

9:45am – 11:00am Session 1: Low Interest Rates

Moderator: Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Clausen Center Director

Panel:
Yuriy Gorodnichenko, UC Berkeley (Presentation)
John Williams, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Laurence Boone, Chief Economist, AXA (Presentation)
David Mericle, Senior US Economist, Goldman Sachs

11:00am – 11:15am Break
11:15am – 12:30pm Session 2: Income inequality 

Moderator: Lillian Cheung, Executive Director, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Panel:
Gabriel Zucman, UC Berkeley (Presentation)
Robert Koopman, Chief Economist, WTO (Presentation)
Christian Broda, Managing Director, Duquesne Capital Management (Presentation)

12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm Session 3: The Future of Globalization 

Moderator: Andrew Rose, UC Berkeley

Panel:
Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, UC Berkeley (Presentation)
Barry Eichengreen, UC Berkeley (Presentation)
Isabelle Mateos y Lago, Global Macro Strategist, BlackRock (Presentation)

3:30pm – 3:45pm Break
3:45pm – 5:00pm Egon & Joan von Kaschnitz Lecture 

Keynote:
Ilan Goldfajn, Governor of the Banco Central do Brasil (Presentation)

with comments by
Carmen Reinhart
Professor of Economics at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

5:00pm – 7:00pm Post-Conference Reception

 

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Venue

All sessions and reception will be held at:
David Brower CenterBerkeley

2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 

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Parking and Transportation

Parking

Parking Passes for participants can be reserved in advance. Contact econevents@berkeley.edu to request a permit.

Visitor Parking Map
Transportation

For additional transportation options, please visit Bart.gov or 511.org

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Accommodation

Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco

Accommodation will be provided for out-of-town attendees. Please indicate if lodging is desired when completing your registration form and a reservation will be made on your behalf. We strongly recommend that all attendees register by September 30, 2017.

Conference transportation is provided from the Hyatt Regency Hotel to UC Berkeley, David Brower Center on Saturday November 18.  Boarding begins at 8:15am.  Please note; the bus departs from the Market Street side of the hotel (the other side of the main lobby entrance) at 8:30am. Contact econevents@berkeley.edu with any inquiries.

NOTE: Berkeley lodging also available upon request.

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Contact

For questions or comments please contact:

Clausen Event Staff, econevent@berkeley.edu
Event Planner

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchaspog@berkeley.edu
Conference Host

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Conferences

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Date & Time

Nov 18, 2017

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International Trends in Financing Innovation and Entrepreneurship

International Trends in Financing Innovation and Entrepreneurship

hosted by Lee Fleming and Gustavo Manso

The aim of workshop is to bring together leading scholars who study the financing of innovation and entrepreneurship in a variety of countries. It will explore various institutional, legal, and financial sector developments that affect the creation of entrepreneurial firms and technological innovation, their rate of success, the dynamism of incumbent firms, and their different contributions to economic development. The conference will also focus on understanding the role of entrepreneurs, emergent phenomena such as crowdfunding and FinTech, institutional investors, and financial markets in the governance of entrepreneurial firms; it will highlight differences across countries as a way to identify salient dynamics. The conference is made possible through the generous support of the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy. See program here.

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Conferences

Location

Blum Center 330

Date & Time

Jun 29, 2017

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