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Tony Addison
Tony Addison

Professor Tony Addison is  Chief Economist and Deputy Director of the UN University's World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in Helsinki, Finland. He was previously Professor of Development Studies, University of Manchester; Executive Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI), University of Manchester (from 2006-2009); Associate Director of the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC); and Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER. His books include: From Conflict to Recovery in Africa (Oxford University Press), Making Peace Work: The Challenges of Economic and Social Reconstruction (Palgrave Macmillan), and Poverty Dynamics: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective (Oxford University Press). He was a lead author for The Chronic Poverty Report 2008-09: Escaping Poverty Traps.

Tony Addison is editor of WIDERAngle.




Chief Economist and Deputy Director

Contact information

Katajanokanlaituri 6 B
FI-00160 Helsinki, Finland
Telephone: +358-(0)9-615 9911
Direct: +358-(0)9-615 99215
Fax: +358-(0)9-615 99333
Email: addison(at)

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Further reading:

On Nordic cooperation
Tony Addison Full article

Open Access and UNU-WIDER
Tony Addison Full article

What did we learn from the ReCom results meeting?
Tony Addison Full article

Aid and the social sectors: reflections from the Stockholm results meeting
Tony Addison and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa Full article

Redefining Poverty in China and India: Making Growth more Inclusive, Part 2
Tony Addison and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa. Full article.

Making Finance the Servant not the Master
Tony Addison. Full article.

Redefining Poverty in China and India: What Does This Mean for the Fight Against Global Poverty? Part I
Tony Addison and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa Full article.

The Macroeconomic Management of Foreign Aid
Tony Addison, Tseday Mekasha, Milla Nyyssölä, Lucy Scott, Finn Tarp, Tuuli Ylinen
Full article.

Perspectives for Busan: from ReCom
WIDERAngle October 2011

The View from Buenos Aires
WIDERAngle September 2011


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