International Conference and Workshop on ‘Policy Perspectives on Growth, Economic Structures and Poverty Reduction’ Organised by IDEAs in partnership with the Institute of Economics, at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing and the School of Economics, Renmin University, Beijing held in Beijing, China, 3-9 June, 2007

Supported by Christian Aid, UK, UNDP, India and Action Aid, China International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) organized a three day workshop followed by a three day international conference at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The workshop was held between 3-5th June and the conference followed between the 7-9th of June, 2007. The events were organized to focus discussions on the recent economic growth witnessed in some parts of the developing world, and its impact on economic structures and thereby on income distribution and poverty reduction. The issue is particularly relevant as the recent decades have thrown up interesting dilemmas for…