Public economics for development
This WIDER Development Conference focuses on the lessons from modern public and development economics which can guide policy makers to reform tax and public provision systems.
Tax and development - What can we learn from the Finnish experience?
This seminar, held on July 7 in Maputo, will examine the relevance of the Finnish development experience from the Mozambican perspective.
Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries
This new Open Access book provides detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys that have been ongoing for more than three decades.
16 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Invited Guest Lecturer, Yongfu Huang, Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER on 'Keynesian Theories'. The lecture is on Keynesian theories of economic fluctuations covering the topics of nominal stickiness, demand shocks, market failures, imperfect...
BlogWhat Did You Do in the Currency Wars? (Part I)
Tony Addison The present currency turmoil is both a symptom and a cause of profound changes now underway in the global economy. In part 1 of this two-part article, we focus on Latin America and Europe...Depressions Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Foreign exchange
Tony Addison 'Birds of a feather flock together', the old saying goes. So too do investors. Today, those investment birds are a depressed lot...Depressions Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Industrial policy
Book ChapterCountercyclical Fiscal Policy: A Review of the Literature, Empirical Evidence and Some Policy Proposals
From the book: From Capital Surges to DroughtBusiness cycles Fiscal policy Keynesian economics
Working PaperCountercyclical Fiscal Policy: A Review of the Literature, Empirical Evidence and some Policy Proposals
For many emerging market economies, over reliance on monetary policy may bring worse macro results, when compared to a more balanced framework of countercyclical fiscal and monetary policy...Business cycles Fiscal policy Keynesian economics
Book ChapterProfit Squeeze and Keynesian Theory
From the book: Golden Age of CapitalismKeynesian economics Macroeconomics Production (Economic theory)
BookReconstructing Keynesian Economics With Imperfect Competition: A Desk-Top Simulation
The main arguments of this book are almost certain to create controversy and lead to a fundamental reassessment of Keynesian economics...Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Book ChapterSetting the Stage Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Book ChapterComputers, Humans and Economics Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Book ChapterModelling Imperfect Condition Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Book ChapterWhat is Meant by Keynesian Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Book ChapterHistory of Thought Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Working PaperProfit Squeeze and Keynesian Theory
This chapter explores one aspect of the relationship between the system of production and the macroeconomic structure, namely, the role of profitability in determining investment demand and the level of economic activity...Keynesian economics Macroeconomics Production (Economic theory)
Working PaperCommodity Instability and Developing Countries: The Debate
The significance of commodity price instability for the economic development of commodity-exporting countries has been perhaps the dominant theme in the postwar literature on the "commodity problem"...Keynesian economics Neoclassical school of economics Prices