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Le « Shadow G8 » 2007


  • Joseph Stiglitz
  • Éloi Laurent


A diverse group of concerned citizens from around the world (including former government officials and leading economists) met at Columbia University on February 9 2007, under the sponsorship of the Initiative of Policy Dialogue, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, and Erlassjahr, to consider the major issues facing the world today, and how the leaders of the G-8, meeting in Heiligendamm on June 6-8, 2007, might most effectively make progress in addressing those issues. This was the first meeting of this ??Shadow G8??. Participants considered the announced agenda ??growth and responsibility??, what might or should be included in that agenda, and what they considered to be the minimum aspirations ? the bar that the leaders should set for themselves in advancing this important agenda. The following is the Chairman?s summary of the debates. JEL Classification: F13, F35, O19, O2.

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  • Joseph Stiglitz & Éloi Laurent, 2007. "Le « Shadow G8 » 2007," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(3), pages 139-154.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:reofsp:reof_102_0139

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    « Shadow G-8 »; development; aid; global governance;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F35 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Aid
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy


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