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Executive Editor - Tony Addison 
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APRIL 2009

We have pleasure in announcing news of current events, activities, and publications by the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER). 



  • Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Conflict, University of Ulster,  Londonderry. 20-21 March 2009.

  • Launch of the UNU-WIDER book 'Making Peace Work – the Challenge of Social and Economic Reconstruction', University of Ulster, Londonderry. 20 March 2009.

  • Launch of the UNU-WIDER book 'Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective', London School of Economics. 24 March 2009.


  • 23 April 2009 HECER-WIDER Spring Seminar

  • 22 May 2009 UNU-WIDER Project Workshop on Beyond the Tipping Point: Latin American Development in an Urban World, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • 12 June 2009 WIDER Conference on The Role of Elites in Economic Development

  • 27 August 2009  UNU-WIDER, UNU-MERIT and UNIDO International Workshop on Pathways to Industrialization in the 21st Century: New Challenges and Emerging Paradigms

  • 18 September 2009 WIDER Conference on Reflections on Transition: Twenty Years After The Fall of The Berlin Wall



CALL FOR PAPERS: UNU-WIDER Conference on Reflections on Transition: TWENTY YEARS AFTER THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL. 18-19 September 2009, Helsinki, Finland. For event information. Click here.

CALL FOR PAPERS: UNU-WIDER, UNU-MERIT and UNIDO International Workshop on Pathways to Industrialization in the 21st Century: New Challenges and Emerging Paradigms. In collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) Bangkok, Thailand, 27 – 28 August 2009.
For event information Click here.



How American Capitalism Really Works: Some Lessons for Developing Countries.
William Lazonick. Full article.

After the G-20 Summit: What Prospects for Global Development?
Wim Naudé. Full article.

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 Health Economics Volume 18 Number S1

Guest editors: Indranil Dutta and Mark McGillivray

Health Economics

Publication date: April 2009
Special issue: UNU-WIDER Special Issue on Health and Development

The papers in this special issue were originally presented at a World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) Conference on Health Equity in 2006. They look beyond the current literature in terms of measures of inequality, indicators of health achievements and deprivation, causes of health inequality, and the policies to reduce it. A unique feature of this set of papers is that most specifically discuss issues of health achievement and equity in developing countries. This not only addresses a current gap in the health inequality literature but it also brings to prominence the important role of health in development.

WIDER Series titles:

The following titles, all published in March 2009, are available free of charge to download from: http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/

Research Papers

Entrepreneurship and Welfare
Jagannadha Pawan Tamvada RP2009/21

Credit Constraints, Entrepreneurial Talent, and Economic Development
Milo Bianchi RP2009/20

Informal Firms in Developing Countries: Entrepreneurial Stepping Stone or Consolation Prize?
John Bennett RP2009/19

The Danish Model and the Globalizing Learning Economy: Lessons for Developing Countries
Bengt-Åke Lundvall RP2009/18      

The Czech Transition: The Importance of Microeconomic Fundamentals
Jan Svejnar and Milica Uvalic RP2009/17  

Early International Entrepreneurship in China: Extent and Determinants
Wim Naudé and Stephanié Rossouw RP2009/16  

Lessons from the Transition Economies: Putting the Success Stories of the Postcommunist World into a Broader Perspective
Vladimir Popov RP2009/15       

A Two-thirds Rate of Success: Polish Transformation and Economic Development, 1989-2008
Grzegorz W. Kolodko RP2009/14    

Hungary: The Janus-faced Success Story
László Csaba RP2009/13

Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth and Policy in Emerging Economies
Roy Thurik RP2009/12        

High-Growth Entrepreneurial Firms in Africa: A Quantile Regression Approach
Micheline Goedhuys and Leo Sleuwaegen RP2009/11       

Measuring Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries
Sameeksha Desai RP2009/10        

The Interplay of Human and Social Capital in Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries: The Case of Uganda
Gerrit Rooks, Adam Szirmai, and Arthur Sserwanga RP2009/09