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WIDER in Media 2011

For media enquiries and information on WIDER research and training activities, please go to FAQ and feedback. Focal point: Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen, Publications and Information Assistant.

Oct

By Michael Den Tandt, Postmedia News, The Province, Canada.com, Postmedia Network Inc

Subject:

The study of household wealth distribution among 229 countries (using the year 2000 as a baseline) was the largest ever of its kind. It was carried out by the Helsinki-based World Institute for Development Economics Research, under the auspices of the United Nations University.

Occupy this: if you're living here, you're already one of the 'one per cent'
Oct

St. Petersburg Times, USA

Subject: James B. Davies, Susanna Sandstrom, Anthony Shorrocks and Edward N. Wolff, 'The Level and Distribution of Global Household Wealth' (paper published in The Economic Journal), 2010.

Alan Grayson says United States has fifth-most unequal wealth distribution in world
Oct

ISN, Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Subject: Featured article from the August issue. Animal Spirits by Tony Addison.

Animal Spirits: Shaping Patterns of Economic Growth

WIDER Angle August 2011

Oct

Erja Tuomaala, foreign correspondent, YLE news, Finland.

Subject: Tony Addison, Cheif Economist and Deputy Director is inverviewed on the subject of his comments and analysis concerning India's measures.

Sept

Department for International Development (DFID) presents the first edition of their newsletter 'Growth Research News', UK.
For more details see: R4D – Research for Development
Subject: UNU-WIDER project on Promoting Entrepreneurial Capacity: What Do We Know about the Patterns and Determinants of Female Entrepreneurship across Countries? Minniti & Naudé (UNU-WIDER) in special issue of European Journal of Development Research (2010) 22, 277-293.

Understanding female entrepreneurship in Low Income Countries

Sept

Helsingin Sanomat, a Sanoma company, daily newspaper of Helsinki, Finland.

Subject: Demystifying the Chinese Economy by Justin Yifu Lin, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics of the World Bank, Helsinki, Finland.

Maailmanpankin pääekonomisti HS:lle: Aasiankin talouskasvu vaarassa hidastua (in Finnish)
Sept

Finnish National Broadcasting Corporation's YLE1 interviewed Justin Lin

Subject: Demystifying the Chinese Economy by Justin Yifu Lin, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Development Economics of the World Bank, Helsinki, Finland.

Seminar: Demystifying the Chinese Economy by Justin Yifu Lin 

JulyThis year's IZA Prize in Labor Economics is awarded to the US economists George J. Borjas (Harvard University) and Barry R. Chiswick (George Washington University). The prestigious award recognizes their fundamental contributions to the economic analysis of migration and integration.George Borjas was a co-director of the UNU-WIDER project on refugees and international migration

 

June

Individual interviews with participants to be seen on You Tube, Uploaded by covizsla

Subject: Participants from the Project activity: UNU-WIDER in collaboration with the African Economics Research Consortium (AERC). A one week course on the 'Economics of Climate Change' in Cape Town, South Africa.

Jonathan Quartey

T W Abraham

June

The Guardian: Poverty Matters Blog

Subject: Development under Climate Change

Climate change will cost poor countries billions of dollars, studies say
June

Global Banking & Finance Review, 20 June 2011

Subject: WIDER Annual lecture 15



New Opportunities Emerge in Africa as China Graduates from Lower Skill Manufacturing
June

By Kala S Sridhar, The Economic Times (India), Guest Writer, Opinion

Subject: Kala S Sridhar is with Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore. The above research was completed when she was a visiting Scholar at UNU-WIDER in Helsinki.

Funding States or Cities?



June

Devex.com
By Eliza Villarino on 01 June 2011

Subject: Conference: UNU-WIDER Conference on Poverty and Behavioural Economics, Helsinki, Finland

Top Global Development Employers in Finland: A Primer
May

The World Bank, blogs.worldbank.org

Subject: WIDER Annual lecture 15

Flying Geese, leading dragons and Africa’s potential

May

The Economic Times, Bangalore, 20 May 2011
Subject: Pertaining to the definition of urban areas in India by  Kala S. Sridhar, Visiting Scholar, UNU-WIDER.

What's In a Name? Urban or Rural?
May

The World Bank—In this year’s WIDER (World Institute for Development Economics Research) Lecture, titled 'From Flying Geese to Leading Dragons: New Opportunities and Strategies for Structural Transformation in Developing Countries' and given in Maputo, Mozambique, on May 4, 2011, World Bank Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Justin Yifu Lin predicted that the graduation from low-skilled manufacturing activities in China and other new large MICs will open up a unprecedented industrialization opportunities for African and other low-income countries.

From Flying Geese to Leading Dragons: New Opportunities and Strategies for Structural Transformation in Developing Countries
May

Maputo, 5 May, 2011: Club of Mozambique
The World Bank Chief Economist, Justin Lin, believes that Mozambique has the potential to achieve an average economic growth rate of 10 per cent within the next 10 years and become a middle income country, reports the daily newspaper 'Noticias'.

Subject: WIDER Annual lecture 15

Mozambique may soon become a middle income country

May

Maputo, 4, May 2011: Vice-President and Chief Economist of the World Bank Justin Lin delivered a lecture at a World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) annual conference held in Maputo. The lecture, arranged with the collaboration of the Government of Mozambique, was attended by over 500 participants, among government officials, opinion makers, private sector, and academia.

World Bank Chief Economist Presents New Structural Economics at UNU-WIDER Conference

Mozbuzz, Mozambique. 5, May 2011.

Subject: WIDER Annual lecture 15



Economista-chefe do Banco Mundial afirmou que Moçambique tem potencial para crescer muito mais

May

Maputo, 5 May, 2011: Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com).

The World Bank Chief Economist, Justin Lin, believes that Mozambique has the potential to achieve an average economic growth rate of 10 per cent within the next 10 years and become a middle income country, reports the daily newspaper 'Noticias'.

Subject: WIDER Annual lecture 15

Mozambique: Nation May Soon Become a Middle Income Country

May

Maputo Mozambique, O País Online 5 May 2011, Quinta.

Subject: WIDER Annual lecture 15

Países pobres devem apostar nas vantagens competitivas

May

Maputo Mozambique, Quinta-Feira, 5 May 2011: O Economista-Chefe de Banco Mundial, Justin Lin diz acreditar que Moçambique tem um potencial para gerar rácios de crescimento médio de dez porcento em dez anos e dentro de pouco tempo se tornar num país de rendimento médio. 

Subject: WIDER Annual lecture 15

País tem potencial para crescer 10 porcento - afirma Justin Lin, economista-chefe do BIRD



May

By UNICEF, Maputo Mozambique, 4 May 2011

Subject: At a seminar on economic development marking the 15th Annual lecture of the United Nations University's World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Prime Minister Aires Ali spoke about the Government's strategy to promote social and economic development in Mozambique.
Prime Minister Aires Ali emphasizes the need to overcome chronic malnutrition in order to achieve social and economic development goals.
April

Canalmoz; Edição de 18 de Abril de 2011

Subject: WIDER Annual lecture 15



Vice-presidente do Banco Mundial debate economia em Maputo
March

War against the Middle Class
by HJ/SM/MMN Press TV / Opinion: http://www.presstv.com

Subject: Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective 2004-2005 research programme.

'Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective'

March

The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden highlights UNU-WIDER.

Subject: 'Aid, Growth, and Development: Have We Come Full Circle?'

'Does Aid Work for Growth and Development?'
March

Initiative for Policy Dialogue http://policydialogue.org/

Subject: UNU-WIDER is highlighted in March 2011 regarding the Annual lecture 14 by IPD Co-President José Antonio Ocampo which was held in December 2010 and, 'Aid, Growth, and Development: Have We Come Full Circle?' article published in the Journal of Globalization and Development.

Annual lecture 14

March

by John Feffer, Co-director, Foreign Policy In Focus, 2 March 2011

Subject: As the UN University's World Institute for Development Economics Research discovered several years ago, the richest 10 percent of the world own 85 percent of all global assets, while the poorest 50 percent own a mere one percent. This gap is growing.

The Twilight of Tyranny?

The Huffington Post

January

By Esa Salminen, 24 January 2011Kehitysyhteistyön palvelukeskus Kepa ry. http://www.kepa.fi/uutiset/8140

Subject: 'Aid, Growth, and Development: Have We Come Full Circle?'

Tutkija: Apu vaikuttaa talouskasvuun niin kuin voi olettaakin
(in Finnish)
January

By Melina Heinrich, 17 January 2011
The Donor Committee for Enterprise Development http://www.enterprise-development.org/

Subject: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, edited by Wim Naudé, Palgrave Macmillan in association with the United Nations University – World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), 2011, 373 pages.

Book Review: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
January

January issue of the EADI Research Monitor http://www.eadi.org/research

Subject: Country Role Models of Development Success highlighting WIDER Working Paper 2010/121.

China and India: Country Role Models of Development Success?
JanuaryBy Casey Reader, eHow Contributor updated: January 11, 2011

Subject: Promoting Entrepreneurial Capacity
Read more:

The Role of Entrepreneurs in International Development

 

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