About
WIDER Annual Lecture

The WIDER Annual Lecture is one of UNU-WIDER’s flagship events. The first lecture was given by Douglas C. North in 1997. Since then the lecture has been delivered by a prestigious line of scholars and political actors, 4 of whom are Nobel Laureates.

The lecture is open to the public and is usually delivered by an eminent scholar or policy maker who has made a significant contribution in the field of development economics. The key findings and policy recommendations from the lecture are also summarized in a publication and shared with policy-makers and practitioners in the developing world, across the UN, and in the international community more broadly.

Below you will find details and materials from the previous 22 WIDER Annual Lectures and of the upcoming lecture with Santiago Levy.

AL23 | Santiago Levy
UPCOMING: Informality – addressing the achilles heel of social protection in Latin America

Event

AL22 | Ernest Aryeetey
AL22The political economy of structural transformation - has democracy failed African economies?

Event | Video | Photos | Presentation

AL21 | Sabine Alkire
AL21How are people poor? – Measuring global progress towards zero poverty and the SDGs

Event | VideoPhotos | Presentation

AL20 | Martin Ravallion
AL20Direct interventions against poverty in poor places

Event | Publication | Video | Presentation 

AL19 | Amartya Sen
AL19Three Decades of Change in Development

Event | Publication | Video | Photos Blog 

AL18 | C. Peter Timmer
Managing Structural Transformation Post-2015

Event | Publication | Video | Photos Presentation 

AL17 | Martti Ahtisaari
AL17Egalitarian principles - the foundation for sustainable peace

Event | Publication | Video | Photos Blog 

AL 16 | Lant Pritchett
AL16The folk and the formula– pathways to capable states

Event | Publication | VideoPhotos | Presentation 

AL15 | Justin Lin
AL15New Structural Economics - From Flying Geese to Leading Dragons: New Opportunities and Strategies for Structural Transformation in Developing Countries

Event | Publication | VideoPhotos

AL14 | José Antonio Ocampo
AL14Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture

Event | Publication | VideoPhotos | Presentation 

AL13 | Ronald Findlay
AL13The Trade-Development Nexus in Theory and History

Event | Publication | VideoPhotos 

AL12 | Deepak Nayyar
Deepak Nayyar AL12Developing Countries in the World Economy

Event | Publication | Photos

AL11 | Kemal Derviş
Kermal Dervis AL11The climate change challenge

Event | Publication | Blog 

AL10 | Angus Deaton
Angus Deaton AL10Global patterns of income and health

Event | Publication | Blog

AL9 | Nancy Birdsall
Nancy BirdsallThe world is not flat - inequality and injustice in our global economy

Event | Publication | Presentation

AL8 | Dani Rodrik
Rethinking growth strategies

Event | Publication

AL7 | Kaushik Basu
Global labor standards and local freedoms

Event | Publication

AL6 | Jeffrey Williamson
Winners and losers in two centuries of globalization

Event | Publication

AL5 | Frances Stewart
Horizontal inequality - a neglected dimension of development

Event | Publication

AL4 | Jagdish Bhagwati
BHAGWATI AL4Globalization and appropriate governance

Event | Publication

AL3 | Anthony Barnes Atkinson
Anthony Barnes AtkinsonIs rising income inequality inevitable? A critique of the transatlantic consensus

Event | Publication

AL2 | Joseph E. Stiglitz
Stiglitz AL2More instruments and broader goals - moving toward the post-Washington consensus

Event | Publication

 

AL1 | Douglass C. North
North AL1The new institutional economics and its contribution to improving our understanding of the transition problem

Event | Publication