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Date and Location

December 1, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Wex-434ab Conference Room



The Growth Lab's Development Talks is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy.

Andres Valenciano is currently a John F. Kennedy Fellow in the MC/MPA program at Harvard Kennedy School. Previously he was the Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, responsible for Costa Rican foreign trade policies, export promotion, and attraction of foreign investment, as well as the official representation before several multilateral organizations, such as the World Trade Organization (WTO). During his tenure, he was responsible for leading the final stage of the accession process for Costa Rica to become the 38th member of the OECD. In this period, Costa Rica became the number one country in the world in greenfield foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction.

Whether attending in-person or virtually, please register in advance. Room attendance is limited to the Harvard community. Seating availability is based on a first-come, first-served basis. The Zoom webinar is open to the public.

Lunch will be provided. Please arrive at 11:45 am to allow for lunch, seating, and a prompt start at 12 pm.

Speakers and Presenters

Andres Valenciano, John F. Kennedy Fellow, HKS MC/MPA '23
Moderator: Alejandro Rueda-Sanz, Research Fellow, Growth Lab


Additional Organizers

​Gro​wth Lab