Aid and Growth in Perspective

Paris Sorbonne Sustainable Development Seminar (PSSDS) on 5 April 2018

Aid and Growth in Perspective

A lecture by Professor Finn Tarp, UNU-WIDER Director, on 5 April 2018 at the Paris Sorbonne Sustainable Development Seminar on the topic ’Aid and Growth in Perspective’.

In this lecture, Finn Tarp presents an overview of more than 50 years of aid effectiveness research by summarizing and addressing some of the major studies that have influenced popular understanding of what the literature has to say about aid’s impact on growth and development, and why this understanding has often been inadequate. A careful assessment of the evidence provides a much more coherent, balanced, and convincing understanding than often assumed.

About the seminar

The Paris Sorbonne Sustainable Development Seminar is funded by the Faculty of Economics of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University and the Sorbonne Centre for Economic Research, and is organized by the research department Economics of Sustainable Development of the Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne. The seminar invites French and international scholars to present their ongoing research in development, population, human capital and environment. The seminar is organized in partnership with CNRS, the Agence Française de Développement and Sorbonne Sustainable Development and benefits from a BQR (Bonus Qualité Recherche).

The event brings together researchers, professors and students from the field of development economics.