Sovereign Wealth Funds

Wed, 2014-03-26 17:00 - 19:00

A Kuwait Program Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Eckart Woertz, KSP Visiting Professor at PSIA.

Sovereign Wealth Funds
National Interest, Development and the Global Financial Crisis

With
Eckart Woertz, KSP Visiting Professor at PSIA and
Senior Researcher at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB)

Discussed by
Javier Capapé, Coordinator of ESADEgeo Sovereign Wealth Fund Report

Introduced by
Giorgio Barba Navaretti, PSIA Visiting Faculty and Professor of Economics, University of Milan

Wednesday 26th March • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
PSIA, Room S1, 28 rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris

Please RSVP to: psia.events@sciencespo.fr

Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) have entered the financial and political vocabulary against the backdrop of global imbalances that have become tenuous since the global financial crisis of 2008. What are the development goals of such funds that are mainly held by oil exporters and Asian manufacturing nations? Which investment strategies do they follow and how do they differ from one another? This lecture takes a look at case studies and tries to give answers.

Dr. Eckart Woertz is a KSP Visiting Faculty at PSIA for the Spring semester 2014, under the Kuwait Program at Sciences Po (KSP), teaching a course on ‘Food Security in International Politics: The Middle East and Africa’. Dr Woertz is a senior researcher at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB). He is author of Oil for Food, The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East (Oxford University Press 2013) and editor of GCC Financial Markets: The World’s New Money Centers (Berlin: Gerlach Press 2012).

Javier Capapé coordinates the ESADEgeo Sovereign Wealth Fund Report (2011-present) and is Manager of the Start Up Spain initiative launched in November 2011. He is currently PhD Candidate at ESADE Business School, researching Sovereign Wealth Funds since 2008, with a focus on economics and corporate governance.

The Kuwait Program at Sciences Po is a partnership between Sciences Po and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), supporting a range of initiatives in the fields of education and research.

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