The Development Economics Research Group (DERG) at the University of Copenhagen and the United Nations University World Institute of Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) are jointly organising the 2011 Nordic Conference in Development Economics (NCDE11). The conference aims at bringing together Nordic and international scholars for exchange of ideas and discussion of recent results within theoretical and applied development economics research. The Conference is an annual event in the Nordic countries and this year features two prominent keynote speakers and a special session on trade and industrial policy.
John Page, Senior Research Fellow Brookings and External Project Director UNU-WIDER.
Topic: 'Aid and structural transformation in Africa'.
The special session on trade and industrial policy will be organised together with John Page, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, and formerly Chief Economist for Africa and Director, poverty reduction at the World Bank. Dr Page is presently external UNU-WIDER Project Director for the joint Brookings-UNU-WIDER project on 'Learning to Compete (L2C): Accelerating Industrial Development in Africa'.
The paper submission deadline is closed. All submitted papers will be reviewed prior to acceptance for presentation. The organizing committee expects to finish the review process on 22 May 2011 and will notify you by email of the outcome.
Carl-Johan Dalgaard, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Henrik Hansen, Institute of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen
John Rand, Institute of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland, and Professor, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen
This committee will work in close collaboration with the members of the Development Economics Research Group (DERG) at the University of Copenhagen and staff at UNU-WIDER.
Contact: Christel Brink Hansen, University of Copenhagen (Christel.Brink.Hansen@econ.ku.dk).