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Ann Christin Slettvold

The Departement of Economics and Resource Management (IØR) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) is organizing the next Nordic Conference in Development Economics (NCDE) to be held 18-19 June 2009 on Oscarsborg, an island in the Oslofjord of Norway.


The conference aims at bringing together Nordic and international scholars for exchange of ideas and discussion of recent results within theoretical and applied development economics research. We particularly encourage young researchers based in the Nordic countries (independent of nationality) to submit papers on all topics within the field of development economics. Young researchers from the South are also encouraged to submit papers and participate. If their paper is approved, they may also apply for financial support to cover for travel and accommodation costs.

The Conference is an annual event and this year features keynote speakers Klaus Deininger, a Lead Economist at The World Bank and Michael Carter, professor of agricultural and applied economics at the University of Wisconsin. All participants must cover their own travel and accommodation costs, but the organizers have made arrangements with The Oscarsborg Hotel & Spa, Drøbak (see accommodation).

Keynote Speakers
Klaus Deininger is a Lead Economist in the rural development group of the Development Economics Group and land policy adviser in the Agriculture & Rural Development Department, at The World Bank.
 
Michael Carter is professor of agricultural and applied economics at the University of Wisconsin.  He is also director of the BASIS Collaborative Research Support Program that studies rural poverty alleviation strategies in Africa, Asia and Latin American. 

Registration
If you wish to participate (register) please email Ann Christin Slettvold, ann.slettvold@umb.no, no later than May 15, 2009. Your mail should include the following information:

• Name
• Affiliation
• Email address

Please specify whether you wish to present a paper or participate without paper. 

Paper submission
Papers must be submitted in electronic form via email (as a pdf file). The paper submission deadline is extended to May 1, 2009. All submitted papers will be reviewed prior to acceptance for presentation. The organizing committee expects to finish the review process in mid May 2009 and will notify you by email of the outcome. Following the review process, a final program will be put together and posted on the web.

Young researchers from the South should also send in their application for financial support to cover for travel and accommodation cost, together with their paper submission.

All participants may be requested to serve as discussants.

Organizing Committee
Stein Terje Holden, IØR, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Arild Angelsen, IØR, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Ragnar Øygard, IØR, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Mette Wik, IØR, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Ann Christin Slettvold, IØR, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (administration)



Published: 13.01.09
Updated: 26.05.09
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Nordic Conference in Development Economics 2009

NCDE 2009
Oscarsborg, Norway
18-19 June, 2009


 
Additional information

Dep. of Economics and Resource Management (IØR)

Oscarsborg Hotel & Spa


Klaus Deininger

Michael Carter