Marc Cowling

Professor Marc Cowling

World Bank invites Professor Cowling to present at Mexico conference

Following on from his Washington seminar on credit guarantees at the start of the current financial crisis, Business School Professor of Entrepreneurship, Marc Cowling, has been invited by the World Bank to speak at its regional conference in Mexico. The conference theme is ‘The Role of Development Banks and the Present International Surroundings.’ Professor Cowling will present an evaluation of the UKs Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme.

The conference aims to establish a framework for the discussion and exchange of views, experience and best practice in relation to the important counter-cyclical role that development banks have been playing in the region and to support sustainable growth after the recent financial crisis. It will also focus on alternative ways of strengthening aspects of operational, institutional and corporate governance within development banks.

Professor Cowling commented ‘Whilst the similarities between the economies of the UK and Latin America may not be obvious, the World Bank is keen to share best practice globally. There are many lessons to be learnt from the creation and implementation of the Small Firms Guarantee Scheme and I hope they will prove valuable to the conference delegates. I am delighted to be involved in such a prestigious event.’ Professor Cowling will be sharing a platform with the Mexican Minister for Finance and Senior World Bank staff.

Date: 18 November 2010

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