International Workshop: "Financial Crash, Food Speculation & Development”
17.11.2008: Church Development Service(an Association of the Protestant Churches in Germany) and WEED - World Economy, Ecology & Development Assoc. invites you to: International Workshop "Financial Crash, Food Speculation & Development” 17th November 2008, Berlin.
We expect interesting speakers, such as the former chief economist the UNCTAD, Yilmaz Akyüz, Kavaljith Singh from India and other experts.
Place: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Haus, Ziegelstraße 30, Berlin
Attached you find the programme, practical hints and the registration form.
For registration and organisational questions please contact
Fax: +49-(0)30-275 96 928
10:30 h Welcome Peter Lanzet, Church Development Service, EED
11:00 Financial markets, crisis & Development - Introduction
Input: Peter Wahl, WEED
11:30 The Effects of the Financial Crash on the Developing Countries
Input: Yilmaz Akjüz, former chief economist of UNCTAD
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 Trade in commodity derivatives - a technical insight
Input: Ian Dudden, Commodity derivatives group at LIFE/EuroNext (t.b.c.)
14:30 Speculation and Food Price Hike
Input: Stephan Schulmeister, Austrian Institute of Economic Research - WIFO
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 The Role of Hedgefunds and other Institutional Investors in Developing Countries - The case of India
Input: Kavaljith Singh; Public Interest Research Group, New Delhi
16:45Towards a developmentally friendly regulation of financial markets
Inputs: Yilmaz Akyüz
17:30 h Closing