Doing Business 2013 Explores Regulation and Reform in a Global Business Climate, Dec. 6

December 03, 2012

Part of Regulation Series Hosted by the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

WHAT:  The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy at the university’s McDonough School of Business will host “Doing Business 2013: Regulation and Reform in a Global Business Climate.” This event is part of its Evolution of Regulation series and features Augusto Lopez-Claros, director of global indicators and analysis, Financial and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency at The World Bank Group.

The event will discuss findings from the joint World Bank and IFC publication Doing Business 2013: Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises which assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 185 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. This year's report data covers regulations measured from June 2011 through May 2012.

In the Evolution of Regulation series, economists, lawyers, businesspeople, and policymakers reflect on the evolution of regulation with an eye toward what policy changes to regulation are possible to improve economic outcomes.  The year-long series, which includes both conferences and seminars, with industry-specific discussions in such areas as telecommunications, electricity, international trade, health care, and consumer protection.

The Doing Business reports are available online:

Thursday, December 6, 2012
12 p.m.

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C.

Those interested in attending the event should register online at
Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, senior director of communications, at (202) 687-4080 or

About the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is an academic, non-partisan research center whose mission is to engage scholars, business people and policymakers in relevant inquiries and dialogue to impact key business, economic and public policy issues confronting American and international businesses today.  Housed at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, the Georgetown Center was created in 2002 to encourage thoughtful discussion and to document and disseminate knowledge on a range of issues in the public interest. Learn more at Follow on Twitter @GeorgetownCBPP

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter @msbgu.