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17:00 - 18:30 30 November 2010

Evaluation of Financial Systems in Developing Countries


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Robert Townsend, MIT, Robert M. Townsend began his work as a theorist working on general equilibrium models, contract theory, and mechanism design. He is known for his seminal work on costly state verification, the revelation principle, optimal multi-period contracts, the decentralization of economies with private information, models of money with spatially separated agents, and forecasting the forecasts of others. Townsend's recent work focuses on analysing the role and contributions of financial systems on developing economies by studying applied dynamic general equilibrium models and contract theory.

This lecture will examine financial systems of emerging market countries (such as Thailand) through the lens of general equilibrium economics models, using both theory and data.


Nirusha Vigi
+44 (0)20 7679 5400 | n.vigi@ucl.ac.uk