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20th Annual Nordic Conference in Development Economics

The 20th Nordic Conference in Development Economics (NCDE 2022) will be held in Helsinki on June 15-16, 2022. This yearly conference serves as a meeting point for development economists active in the Nordic countries, but is also targeted more...

15 June 202216 June 2022
Economicum, Arkadiankatu 7, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
A summer reading list of our latest papers, articles, and books

At the UNU-WIDER offices here in Helsinki, Finland, the summer holidays are almost upon us. Looking at the list of new UNU-WIDER publications, it is easy to see how much we accomplished this past year, despite the many constraints faced...

Inequality Gender equality Gender inequality
Migrant workers in the Covid-19 pandemic

Millions of migrant workers around the world provide valuable income for their families and contribute more broadly to the economies of both their home and host countries...

COVID-19 Migration Global health
Deepak Nayyar lecture at LSE on Resurgent Asia

The lecture will analyse the phenomenal transformation of Asia, which would have been difficult to imagine, let alone predict, fifty years ago. In doing so, it provides an analytical narrative of this remarkable story of economic development,...

4 March 2020
LSE Lecture Theatre, Centre Building, LSE, 1 Charing Cross, Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Past event
Randomized control trials – why they deserve the Nobel and what should happen next

This year’s Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach — randomized control trials (RCTs) — to alleviating global poverty...

Development Economics Nobel Prize
Reflections on the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics

The award of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics to Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of MIT, and Michael Kremer of Harvard University, has led to a flurry of blogs and op-ed pieces ...

Nobel Prize Development Economics Structural transformation
Policy Brief
Learning from a half-century of economic development in Asia

When Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , in 1968, he was deeply pessimistic about the development prospects in Asia...

Development Economics Asia Industrial policy
Working Paper
Inequality in China: Development, transition, and policy

In this paper we describe the major trends in China’s income inequality over the past 40 years and explain them as the outcome of four interleaved stories...

China Inequality Development Economics
In the media
WIDER Development Conference in Helsinki draws media attention

The 2018 WIDER development conference, Think development – Think WIDER , took place in Helsinki, Finland, on 13-15 September. The conference focused on the main themes and findings of UNU-WIDER’s research over the last 10 years—...

WIDER Development Conference Development Economics
Reflections on thinking development, thinking WIDER

What do we talk about at a conference on development economics? Well, robots, rockets, and space, of course. 13 September through 15 September 2018, UNU-WIDER hosted the Think development - Think WIDER conference in Helsinki, Finland...

WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy
What is the future of industrial policy in Africa: Views from Experts

13 September through 15 September 2018, UNU-WIDER hosted the Think development - Think WIDER conference in Helsinki, Finland...

WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy
Development policy in an era of robots: Views from the experts

Labour-saving technology in the form of robotic systems, artificial intelligence, and advanced computer networks may cause a rapid decline in global employment...

WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy
Windmill 2018 Nordic conference on development economics
11 June 201812 June 2018
Aalto University School of Business, Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Evaluating Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Southern Africa

Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Plenary 2

Climate change Water use Renewable energy
Policy workshop
Development finance - a role for foreign assistance

Has foreign aid boosted economic growth on average in developing countries? How and why is the aid landscape changing? What are the key strategic choices ahead for the development community? ​These and many other questions were discussed in a policy...

8 June 2015
Danish Embassy, Mchafukoge, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Past event
Nordic Cooperation towards eradicating poverty and ensuring sustainable development for all

Nordic ministers for development cooperation to Helsinki – towards closer cooperation

13 March 2014
Helsinki, Finland
Past event
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