This annual conference is a global gathering of the world’s leading scholars and practitioners. Among the attendees are participants from developing countries, think tanks, NGOs, and international institutions. These papers concern: Trade and economic performance: does Africa’s fragmentation matter?; Protectionist Policies and Manufacturing Trade Flows in Africa; Criss-Crossing Globalization: The Phenomenon of Uphill Skills flows; The Aid-Migration Trade off; Are Remittances More Effective than Aid to Improve Child Health? An Empirical Assessment Using Inter- and Intra-country data; Role of Emigration and Emigrant Networks in Labor Market Decision of non-Migrants; the Role of Higher Education in High-tech Industry Development: A Review of International Experience; Higher Education and Industry: What Linkages in Africa; An Arrested Virtuous Circle?; Higher Education and High-tech Industry in India; Health and socio-economic status: Isolating causal pathways; The Household Impacts of Treating HIV/AIDS in Developing Countries; First Things First: Infectious Disease, Child Mortality and the poor in India 1992-2005; What Makes Growth Shared?; On the Political Economy of Inclusive Development; Characterizing Conflict Forms; Public Goods Provision in South Asia.