The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world’s best known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge research among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners. The next conference will take place on June 25-26, 2018 at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference will be “Political Incentives and Development Outcomes.”
For more details, go to: www.worldbank.org/abcde2018
The ABCDE Organizing Committee is issuing a call for papers that examine in innovative ways the link between politics and development. Possible topics include the implications of politics in:
• Public sector management and service delivery
• Aid effectiveness
• Social Protection Programs
• Management of natural resources
• Stability and inclusion in the financial sector
• Firm performance and firm dynamics
Also of interest are papers that help understand the behavior of political institutions including legislatures, courts, the executive, political parties, elections, and others. Papers that do not fit into these categories, but are related to the main conference theme, are also welcome.
The selected papers will be presented as main sessions of the conference agenda Those interested should submit a paper (proposals will not be accepted) by February 28, 2018 through the ABCDE website. Authors of selected papers will be invited, though not required, to submit their papers for a special issue of the World Bank Economic Review (WBER).
The Organizing Committee will evaluate all papers in terms of originality, analytical rigor, and policy relevance. Authors of accepted proposals will be contacted by March 15, 2018. A final draft will be required by May 15, 2018.
For authors of selected papers, travel and accommodation expenses for the conference will be covered. Additional information on the overall conference program will be posted on this website over the coming months. The ABCDE secretariat can be contacted via email at email@example.com.
Organizing Committee: Shanta Devarajan (World Bank, Chair), Asli Demirguc-Kunt (World Bank), Eric Edmonds (Dartmouth College and WBER Editor), William Maloney (World Bank), Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College and WBER Editor), Deborah Wetzel (World Bank), and Albert Zeufack (World Bank).