Human capital and growth
WIDER Development Conference on the interactions of human capital accumulation and growth, both at micro and macro levels.
Human capital has been identified not only as a key determinant of growth and poverty alleviation, but as critical for human development. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and now the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have further highlighted the importance of health and education as crucial welfare improving mechanisms.
The aim of this conference is to contribute to a better understanding of these topics by shedding light on the interactions of human capital accumulation and growth, both at micro and macro levels. With that objective, the conference will bring together about 100-150 academics and researchers from all over the world and provide a forum to discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research. The conference will consist of plenary sessions with keynote speakers, parallel sessions with contributed papers, and a poster session.
- Pascaline Dupas, Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Stanford University
- Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Associate Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education