Davos Newbies Home

After so many weeks of maintaining Davos Newbies on a daily basis, I feel somewhat guilty about dropping the ball in this post-Davos period. But things are now beginning to warm up in our preparations for Davos 2001.

I’ll be doing a swing through the US East Coast next week (Washington, New York and Boston), both debriefing people who were in Davos this year and doing some prospecting on people who might be interesting for Davos 2001. If there are still some loyal Davos Newbies out there, I’d welcome suggestions of experts we should have in Davos. I’m particularly eager to break out of the “usual suspects” syndrome (and we especially recognise that we have far, far too many of our Forum Fellows from the US).

2 thoughts on “Davos Newbies Home

  1. Damien Smith

    The most logical place to start for non-American experts is in Europe, and, for economists, Britain. Economist such as Cambridge’s Partha Dasgupta (who focuses on poverty and the economics of knowledge) and the LSE professors Tim Besley (economics of organisation and public policy) or Anthony Venables (international trade). You could even try the LSE’s director, Anthony Giddens. It will all depends on how good a speaker thay are, which is something I can’s say.

    From the U.S. you coul also check out Paul Romer (economic growth) and Jagdish Bhagwati (international trade).

    I know these are all economists, and they may have been at the Forum before, but I hope this short list helps.

    Damien Smith

  2. Lance Knobel

    Thanks for those suggestions. Some of them have been to Davos (some are regulars, in fact), but others are new to me. I’ll check them out.



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