Director of UNU-WIDER
Katajanokanlaituri 6 B
00160 Helsinki, Finland
Telephone: +358-(0)9-615 9911
Direct: +358-(0)9-615 99200
Fax: +358-(0)9-615 99333
Special Assistants to the Office of the Director:
Professor Tarp has some 35 years of experience in academic and applied development economics research and teaching. His field experience covers some 20 years of work in more than 35 countries across Africa and the developing world more generally, including longer-term assignments in Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Vietnam.
Professor Tarp is a leading international expert on issues of development strategy and foreign aid, with an interest in poverty, income distribution and growth, micro- and macroeconomic policy and modeling, agricultural sector policy and planning, household and enterprise development, and economic adjustment and reform.
In addition to his university positions, Finn Tarp has held senior posts and advisory positions within government and with donor organizations, and he is member of a large number of international committees and advisory bodies. They include the European Union Development Network (EUDN) and the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).
Professor Tarp also holds the Chair of Professor of Development Economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen, where he completed his MSc and PhD in Economics.
Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-WIDER