Message from Co-Chairs Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer and Suresh Nanwani (12 September 2016)
Welcome to the SIEL IEL and Development Network’s Blog. Our network is made up of scholars and practitioners interested in the interaction between trade, investment, finance, intellectual property, and tax on the economic and social growth of countries. The IEL and Development Network (IDN) aims to be an inter- and intra-disciplinary platform for the discussion of current events, old concepts, and new ideas. We encourage your active participation in these discussions.
To start our blog, the Network participants meeting at the SIEL Biennial Conference in Johannesburg in July 2016 decided to have a basic theme for the year and four core pieces dedicated to this theme. Everyone is welcome to comment upon or add to the discussions of these pieces, but do feel free to send in pieces that do not relate to the annual theme. There is a lot out there worthy of discussion!!