China and India's New Economic Frontier with Harry G. Broadman.
Could accelerating trade between Africa and Asia be the key to stimulating growth on both continents? Join in a conversation with a key architect of the World Bank's new corporate strategy in both regions about how the day-to-day operations of firms from the two emerging economic giants of Asia - China and India - now stand at the crossroads of the explosion of African-Asian international commerce.
Harry G. Broadman
Harry Broadman is Economic Adviser in the Africa Region at the World Bank in Washington, DC. In that capacity he is a key architect of the Bank's new corporate strategy in Africa, and of a new investment fund - the Africa Catalytic Growth Fund - that facilitates innovative investments on the Sub-Saharan continent. In early 2007, the World Bank published his new book, Africa's Silk Road: China and India's New Economic Frontier.
Previously in the Bank, Dr. Broadman served as Lead Economist for Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union and also as the Bank's International Trade Policy Coordinator for that region. In that role, he managed the Bank's structural adjustment loan operations in the Russian Federation - prior to, during, and after that countryâ€™s economic crisis in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
He also managed major loan and policy operations in the war-torn Balkans and in the Central Asia Republics. His book, From Disintegration to Reintegration: Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union in International Trade, was published by the World Bank in early 2006.
Dr. Broadman's first appointment in the World Bank was Senior Economist for China Operations. In that role he led the Bank's lending operations and analytical work in China on state-owned enterprise reform, WTO accession, competition policy and corporate governance reform. Among numerous publications on the Chinese economy, he is the author of The Business(es) of the Chinese State, which was published as the lead article in the professional economics journal The World Economy.