In Memoriam: Ron Findlay
UNU-WIDER was greatly saddened to receive the message about the passing in October 2021 of Ron Findlay, Professor of Economics at Columbia University, New York. Ron was a good friend of UNU-WIDER from the Institute’s earliest days, and contributed to...
In Memoriam: Benno Ndulu
It was with great sadness that we received the news of the passing of Professor Benno Ndulu, Chair of the WIDER Board, and long-time collaborator and friend of the Institute. To celebrate his life, his many achievements, his kindness and good-will...
In Memoriam: Jaime Ros
Just as UNU-WIDER was disseminating the very recent publication in World Development journal an article in which Carlos Ibarra and Jaime Ros analysed the factors explaining the decline of the labour income share in Mexico, we received the sad news...
In Memoriam: Wally Tyner
Professor Wallace “Wally” E. Tyner, dear friend, a great man, and a deeply respected contributor to UNU-WIDER, passed away on 17 August 2019 after a brief illness. Wally Tyner was a world-class expert in the area of climate, energy, agricultural, and...
In Memoriam: John Hudson
John Hudson, dear friend and respected contributor to UNU-WIDER, passed away on 13 July 2018 at the age of 71. He provided significant research support to the UNU-WIDER Re-Comm project and became an important and valued member of the UNU-WIDER network.
In Memoriam: Stephan Klasen
On 27 October 2020, Professor Stephan Klasen passed away after a serious and prolonged illness which took his life too early. We have lost one of Europe’s leading development economists, a brilliant mind and generous soul. With his unceasing...
In Memoriam: Elinor Ostrom
Our good friend and colleague Elinor Ostrom passed away on 12 June 2012 after a long illness. Elinor was the first, and to date only, woman to win a Nobel Prize in economics. Ravi Kanbur, who worked closely with Elinor, reflects on her life and work:
UNU-WIDER Remembers President Václav Havel, 1936-2011
In 1989, everything changed for Václav Havel and his country. The former lab technician, now playwright, led Czechoslovakia’s extraordinary Velvet Revolution which toppled the ruling regime. The world watched in astonishment at the display of an extraordinary uprising of people, and within weeks saw Václav Havel installed as Czechoslovakia’s new and popular president.
In Memoriam: Alexander A. Kwapong, Former UNU Vice-Rector
It is with great sadness that the United Nations University announces the death of Prof. Alexander Adum Kwapong, UNU Vice-Rector from 1976 to 1988. Prof. Kwapong died in Accra, Ghana on 9 August 2014, aged 87.