Conference - Nordic Conference in Development Economics 2011 (NCDE11)

Contact person

Christel Brink Hansen, University of Copenhagen
Christel.Brink.Hansen@econ.ku.dk

NCDE 2011 Conference Programme (52.68 kilobytes)

The Development Economics Research Group (DERG) at the University of Copenhagen and the United Nations University World Institute of Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) are jointly organising the 2011 Nordic Conference in Development Economics (NCDE11). The conference aims at bringing together Nordic and international scholars for exchange of ideas and discussion of recent results within theoretical and applied development economics research. The Conference is an annual event in the Nordic countries and this year features two prominent keynote speakers and a special session on trade and industrial policy.

Keynote Speakers

  • John Page, Senior Research Fellow Brookings and External Project Director UNU-WIDER.
    Topic: 'Aid and structural transformation in Africa'.

  • Tony Venables, Professor of  Economics and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies, University of Oxford, the UK.
    Topic: 'Natural Resources and Development'.

 

The special session on trade and industrial policy will be organised together with John Page, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, and formerly Chief Economist for Africa and Director, poverty reduction at the World Bank. Dr Page is presently external UNU-WIDER Project Director for the joint Brookings-UNU-WIDER project on 'Learning to Compete (L2C): Accelerating Industrial Development in Africa'.

The paper submission deadline is closed. All submitted papers will be reviewed prior to acceptance for presentation. The organizing committee expects to finish the review process on 22 May 2011 and will notify you by email of the outcome.

Organizing Committee
  • Carl-Johan Dalgaard, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen

  • Henrik Hansen, Institute of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

  • John Rand, Institute of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

  • Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland, and Professor, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen  

This committee will work in close collaboration with the members of the Development Economics Research Group (DERG) at the University of Copenhagen and staff at UNU-WIDER. 

Contact: Christel Brink Hansen, University of Copenhagen (Christel.Brink.Hansen@econ.ku.dk).