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Development Economics
The post-2015 environment: Crafting a current and future research agenda

Presentation at an International workshop by the Director Finn Tarp. ‘The Post-2015 Environment: Crafting a Current and Future Research Agenda...

13 June 2013
The Rockefeller Foundation, New York, United States
Past event
Experimental and non-experimental methods to study government performance: contributions and limits

Theme: 2012-13

In recent years, field experiments using randomized trials have gained increasing popularity in the field of development economics. In particular, scholars have argued strongly for their use as the best means of identifying ‘what works’...

Field experiments Non-experimental methods Governance
SOAS Seminar on Aid and Development in Asia and Africa

Organised by School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and the UK Office of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The panel of Speakers and Discussants includes: Ernest Aryeetey, Chairperson of the Board of UNU...

17 February 201118 February 2011
Khalili Lecture Theater (B1), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, United Kingdom
Past event
Photo: Rachel Strohm Decentralization and urban service delivery - implications for foreign aid

Theme: 2010-11

Foreign aid Decentralization Public sector administration
Photo: UN Photo/Tim McKulka Foreign aid and democracy in Africa

Theme: 2010-11

Foreign aid Development Economics Good governance
Aid, Growth, and Development: Have We Come Full Circle?

Presentation by Finn Tarp , Director UNU-WIDER, and Tony Addison , Chief Economist and Deputy Director UNU-WIDER See working paper Working Paper 2010/96 Aid, Growth, and Development: Have We Come Full Circle?

6 October 2010
Unit for Development Policy Planning of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Aid, Growth, and Development

The question of foreign aid's impact on economic growth and development is highly controversial and excites polarised opinions. Optimistic views of aid are exemplified by those of Jeffrey Sachs, who calls for a doubling of worldwide aid flows as...

19 May 2010
Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Juss II, Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen, Norway
Past event
For or Against Official Development Assistance?

In this event, international development scholar Finn Tarp , will explore the highly controversial topic of aid and its effectiveness in light of recent bestsellers on the subject such as Dambisa Moyo's Dead Aid and Paul Colliers's The...

19 April 2010
UN Headquarters, New York. Conference room 6, Temporary North Lawn Building, New York, United States
Past event
Webcast: Global Crisis, More Than Just Economics

The United Nations University Office at the UN, New York is organizing a discussion as part of its Worldwide in NY Series entitled Global Crisis, More Than Just Economics with Prof. Finn Tarp , Director of the World Institute for Development...

28 January 2010
United Nations University Office at the UN, New York, United States
Past event
New directions in development economics

Theme: 2010-11

Development Economics Environment Climate change
Annual Lecture
WIDER Annual Lecture 2 - More Instruments and Broader Goals: Moving toward the Post-Washington Consensus

Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz discussed the new thinking in development economics that goes beyond the Washington consensus about macroeconomic fundamentals and examine how the government can act as a complement to markets.

7 January 1998
Assembly House of the Estates (Säätytalo), Snellmaninkatu 9-11, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
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