Will liberalization and stock market development arrangements have a positive effect?
When it comes to Belarusian efforts to attract foreign investments, the year 2010 looked a lot like the previous year. Foreign capital inflow kept growing at a slow pace; there were no major privatization deals, as the state is still unwilling to put up for sale large property units and is reluctantly ready to cede control only in insignificant enterprises. Important steps were made to increase the investment appeal of the country: in 2010, the government abolished licensing of many business activities and lifted the ban on sale of Belarusian joint stock companies’ shares, a move contributing to a recovery of the domestic stock market.
The Economics Department at CIDE will host a workshop on Environmental and Development Economics in Latin America. The goal of the workshop is to stimulate research in environmental and natural resource economics that is relevant to economic development in Latin America. The workshop will bring people together to share their work and exchange ideas in a relaxed, workshop environment. The workshop will also provide networking and development opportunities for faculty and graduate students who are interested in pursuing research in the region.
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) will cover lodging for all presenters and will offer a limited number of full grants to cover travel expenses. Those interested in a full grant are requested to send a current CV as well. A subset of those presenting a paper will be invited to submit their work for publication in a special issue of the Latin American Economic Review (formerly Economía Mexicana).