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Economists to Meet in Cuba Six Nobel Prize winners and experts from 31 countries
According to the ANEC, more than 181 papers have been submitted to the organizing committee for the 11th International Meeting of Economists, Globalization and Development Problems (Globalization 2009).

The Economics Nobel Prize winners who have confirmed participation in the meeting are Edmund Phelps (2006), Robert Mundell (1999), James J. Heckman (2000) and Robert Engle (2003), all from the United States.

The list also includes Peace Nobel Prize winners Adolfo Perez Esquivel (Argentina, 1980) and Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh, 2007).

Participants also include representatives of the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI), the World Bank, the South Common Market (MERCOSUR), the Latin American Economic System (SELA) and the Breton Woods Reinvention Committee.

Delegations from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the World Foreign Debt Observatory have also confirmed participation in Globalization 2009.

Regional organizations, including the Andean Community of Nations, the World Food Program and the World Health Organization, will also be represented at the meeting.

At least three Honoris Causa doctors and six ministers from Ecuador, Bolivia, Uruguay, Kenya and Sri Lanka will attend the meeting in Havana.

Participants will discuss some 15 issues, including the Doha Round, integration, social movements, globalization and militarization, and cooperatives and other participatory models in the social economy.

A score of panels will be held to analyze the global economic crisis, Latin American integration, inequalities and climate change.


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