Investment for Development Research Square

A meeting place for policy-oriented academic research
in partnership with AIB, Graduate Institute-CFD, CEPR, NYU, UNU-WIDER
Session Type
Investment Village
Session Themes
Academic Track
Room number
Investment Village
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Background Documents
18 October 2023
13:00 - 19:00 Abu Dhabi

The Investment for Development Research Square, organized by UNCTAD in collaboration with UNU-WIDER, New York University - Abu Dhabi, Middlesex University-Dubai, Geneva Graduate Institute, and the Academy of International Business, is located in the Investment Village of the World Investment Forum 2023. It provides a platform for discussions and exchange of ideas between policymakers, academia, business representatives and professionals from diverse backgrounds. The platform offers a unique opportunity to understand current policy, industry and academic thinking in relation to the role of international investment and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 


13:00 - 14:00 Research-Policy Dialogue: A Conversation with Academic Publishers

14:00 - 15:00 Fireside Chat on Investment in Sustainable Development: Closing Gaps

18:15 - 19:00 Daily Wrap-up Session 


Chair in International Management and Governance, University of Bremen
Professor of International Economics and Pictet Chair in Finance and Development at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva
Professor of International Business, University of Glasgow
Professor of International Business, Manchester Metropolitan University
Professor, HEC Montréal
Professor of Economics at the Department of Political and Social Science, University of Pavia
Director, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research and Professor of development economics at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester
Associate Professor, University of Victoria and Copenhagen Business School
Professor of International Business and Director for Latin America, Thunderbird School of Global Management