Public economics for development
WIDER Development Conference
The conference – to be held 5-6 July 2017 in Maputo, Mozambique – focuses on the lessons from modern public and development economics which can guide policy makers to reform tax and public provision systems.Read more
Towards gender equity in development
An international group of senior researchers will come together at the ‘Towards gender equity in development’ workshop on 3-4 February 2017 to present work stemming from the ongoing project on gender and development.Read more
Growth and development policy – New data, new approaches, and new evidence
UNU-WIDER and the National Treasury conference
Economies in the southern Africa region face thorny challenges when it comes to the transformation of their economies, job creation, and the need to share the benefits of growth. This conference will present findings from a collaborative programme which aims to throw light on these challenges, and provide policy makers in southern Africa with crucial insights into how they can be overcome.Read more
20 past and upcoming events
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 20 - Direct interventions against poverty in poor places
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 19 - Three Decades of Change in Development
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 18 - Managing Structural Transformation Post-2015
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 17 - Egalitarian Principles
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 16 - The folk and the formula
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 15 - New Structural Economics
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 14 - Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 13 - The Trade-Development Nexus in Theory and History
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 12 - Developing Countries in the World Economy: The Future in the Past?
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 11 - The Climate Change Challenge
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 10 - Global Patterns of Income and Health
People in poor countries live shorter lives than people in rich countries so that, if we take income and health together, there is more inequality in the world than if we consider income alone.
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 9 - The World is not Flat: Inequality and Injustice in our Global Economy
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 8 - Rethinking Growth Strategies
This lecture, ‘Rethinking Growth Strategies’, focuses on growth because we can all agree that achieving sustained poverty reduction around the world will be practically impossible unless economic growth is achieved in poor countries.
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 7 - Global Labor Standards and Local Freedoms
The 2003 Annual Lecture was given by Professor Kaushik Basu of Cornell University on the topic of ‘Global Labour Standards and Freedom of Choice’, and took place at Ritarihuone in Helsinki on 10 November.
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 6 - Winners and Losers in Two Centuries of Globalization
Professor Jeffrey Williamson of Harvard University accepted the invitation to deliver the 2002 Annual Lecture entitled ‘Winners and Losers in Two Centuries of Globalization’. It took place at the University of Copenhagen on 5 September 2002.
Annual LectureWIDER Annual Lecture 5 - Horizontal Inequality: A Neglected Dimension of Development
This lecture will focus on horizontal inequality, i.e. inequality among culturally defined groups (e.g. the Malays and Chinese in Malaysia, Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda, or Catholic and Protestants in N.Ireland), and the implications this has for...