MPDD Seminar Series on
"Why and how to measure structural vulnerability at the country level?"
Pr. Patrick Guillaumont
Président of the Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI) and Professor at the Université d'Auvergne
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
MPDD Meeting Room
7th Floor Block B, Secretariat Building
Measuring at the country level a vulnerability, here called structural vulnerability, not depending on present policy is needed both for designing categories of vulnerable countries, such as that of the Least Developed Countries, and criteria of international resource allocation. In that perspective two kinds of vulnerability and related indices are considered: the structural economic vulnerability and the physical vulnerability to climate change.
Patrick Guillaumont, Président of the Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI), is Professeur émérite at the Université d'Auvergne, member of CERDI (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International), he founded in 1976, and director of the Revue d'Economie du Développement. He is also a member of the European Development Network (EUDN) and Fellow of the Oxford Center for Studies on African Economies (CSAE).
Patrick Guillaumont for many years has been a member of the Committee of Development Policy at the United Nations (CDP) where he has chaired from 1997 to 2009 various expert groups on the identification criteria of the LDCs (Least Developed countries). He has also been a member of many advisory international committees and has worked for various international institutions and foreign governments.
Patrick Guillaumont has published many books and nearly two hundred papers, mainly on development, in a wide set of economic journals, including African Development Review, China Economic Review, Journal of African Economies, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Development Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, World Bank Economic Review, World Development, World Economy… His recent work is mainly about official development assistance, economic vulnerability and the Least Developed Countries, with his last book Caught in a Trap, Identifying the least developed countries, 2009. Present research is focused on aid allocation criteria and the effectiveness of special measures for the LDCs (forthcoming book Out of the trap. Supporting the least developed countries).
He has been given in 1992 the “Prix El Fasi de la recherche francophone”. He is in France Commandeur de l’Ordre du Mérite and Officier de la Légion d’Honneur.
You and your colleagues are cordially invited to attend the seminar and particpate in the discussions.