Think development – Think WIDER
WIDER Development Conference
The conference will showcase UNU-WIDER, its work, and the many people and institutions that are engaged with it. There will be panel discussions on all of the main themes and findings of UNU-WIDER’s research during 2009-18 — finance, food and climate change; and transformation, inclusion and sustainability. It will take stock of what we have learned, look to the future of development economics, and global development more broadly, serving as a bridge to fresh UNU-WIDER initiatives, aiming to mobilize evidence and action around the 2030 SDG agenda and its goals.Read more
WIDER Seminar Series
The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. The weekly sessions held in Helsinki are open to local and visiting researchers, policy makers, and others working on development topics.Read more
2018 Nordic conference on development economics
Conference | 11-12 June 2018
Aalto University School of Business, University of Tampere and UNU-WIDER in collaboration with the Nordic Network in Development Economics will organize the 2018 Nordic Conference on Development Economics on 11-12 June 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. The conference aims at bringing together Nordic and international scholars for the exchange of ideas and discussion of recent results within theoretical and applied development economics research.Read more
502 past and upcoming events
ConferenceTransforming economies - for better jobs
SeminarPhilip J. Grossman on why it pays to be a man: rewards for leaders in a coordination game
Philip J. Grossman will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 26 June 2019. Abstract – It pays to be a man: rewards for leaders in a coordination game We address gender differences in leader effectiveness and followers’ perceptions of...
SeminarAmina Ebrahim on can a wage subsidy system help reduce 50 per cent youth unemployment? Evidence from South Africa
SeminarShreshti Rawat on inequality of opportunity: informal sector estimates for India and policy implications
Shreshti Rawat will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 4 June 2019. Abstract – Inequality of opportunity: informal sector estimates for India and policy implications The persistence of a large informal sector in India has been a matter of...
SeminarPatricia Funjika on colonial origin, ethnicity and intergenerational mobility in Africa
SeminarKhoa Vu on the causal relationship between parental and children's educational attainment: Evidence from Vietnam
SeminarEbaidalla Mahjoub Ahmed on understanding inequality of opportunity in child health in Sudan
SeminarAimable Nsabimana on weathering shocks: the effects of weather shocks on farm input use in sub-Saharan Africa
WorkshopUNU-WIDER and the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs workshop on inequality
On 6 May 2019, UNU-WIDER will partner with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) in organizing a workshop on inequality. The workshop will provide an opportunity to present and discuss some of the lessons learned in...
SeminarOpeyemi Akinyemi on green energy and green growth strategy for the sustainable development of sub-Saharan Africa
Opeyemi Akinyemi will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 17 April 2019. Abstract – Green energy and green growth strategy for the sustainable development of sub-Saharan Africa Sustainable development is gaining ground as a paradigm shift...
SeminarSaidou Abdoulaye Sy on Measuring energy poverty in Senegal
SeminarMaureen Were on is export-led growth a mirage? The case of Kenya
Maureen Were will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 10 April 2019. Abstract – Is export-led growth a mirage? The case of Kenya The role of exports in promoting economic growth has been widely acknowledged. However, despite trade...
Project workshopUGAMOD Training - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Uganda
The goal of this event is to give potential users of the model comprehensive training on the structure and use of the tax-benefit microsimulation model for Uganda, UGAMOD . As well as providing an overview of the model, the event will include...
Policy seminarLaunch of UGAMOD - a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Uganda
SeminarVegard Iversen on employee referral, social proximity and worker discipline: theory and suggestive evidence from India
Vegard Iversen will present this paper at the WIDER Seminar Series on 3 April 2019. Abstract – Employee referral, social proximity and worker discipline: theory and suggestive evidence from India We propose a new theory to explain why...
SeminarRachel Gisselquist presents in an expert group meeting on inequality
UNU-WIDER Senior Research Fellow Rachel Gisselquist will give a presentation at an expert group meeting ‘ Reducing Inequalities: SDG 10 Progress and Prospects ’, organized by the World Bank and UN DESA in Geneva 2-3 April. The event will...