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...
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...
Nordic Cooperation towards eradicating poverty and ensuring sustainable development for all
Nordic ministers for development cooperation to Helsinki – towards closer cooperation
13 March 2014
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
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
2018 Nordic conference on development economics
11 June 2018
12 June 2018
Aalto University School of Business, Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki, Finland
Inequality in China
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. The first story is a standard development story characterized by structural change, market...
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— finance, food and...
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...
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...
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...
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. Over three days...
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...
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. The fifty years since witnessed a remarkable economic transformation in...
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
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 2022
16 June 2022
Economicum, Arkadiankatu 7, Helsinki, Finland