MPDD Seminar Series on "Supportive and Stable Financial System for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in the Asia-Pacific Region" by Professor Kunal Sen, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, UK

Date: 
9 Nov 2009
Location: 
Bangkok, Thailand

This seminar, led by Kunal Sen, Professor of Development Economics and Policy at the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM), School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester , United Kingdom) considered why a stable and supportive financial system mattered for the achievement of the MDGs, what we know about the impact of the financial system on progress towards the MDGs and creating a stable and supportive financial system. The speaker holds a master degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, a doctoral degree in Economics from the State University of New Jersey and Post-doctoral research in economics from the Australian National University, Canberra .

Prof. Sen is widely traveled and has worked as an economist and international consultant in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Kosovo, Malawi, Tanzania, Thailand and Uganda for various institutions and international organizations including the Department for International Development in the United Kingdom, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada. Professor Sen has also held various teaching positions at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research.

Professor Sen has written, co-authored and edited several books and published numerous articles, technical and working papers in accredited national and international journals in the areas of trade, investment, finance and poverty.