Roundtable Discussions

Finance for Growth: Policy Choices in a Volatile World

Date : 6/11/2001

Speakers : Patrick Honohan, the World Bank

The discussion focused on how financial systems can contribute to economic growth, poverty reduction and stability. More specifically, it addressed the following questions: 1- How can we prevent and minimize crises in the financial systems?2- What is the appropriate role of government, specifically with respect to ownership and regulation?3- What have we learned from the experience with capital account liberalization and foreign participation in banks?