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30 Years of economics for development

Discussion Papers

WIDER Discussion Papers (ISSN 1609-5774) are preliminary documents posted online to stimulate discussion and critical comment. They are registered with an individual ISBN to enable citation and library referencing and are available to download. The online Discussion Papers are supported by a hard copy print-on-demand service upon request.


See the 'Catalogue of Discussion Papers 2001-2009 (month)' PDF for an up to date and chronological list of all the papers in this series, or use the search options to compile your own interest lists.


The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgement by United Nations University as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. The designations ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ regions are intended for statistical and analytical convenience and do not necessarily express a judgement about the stage reached by a particular country or area in the development process.