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
14 past and upcoming events
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
SeminarSamir Zine El Alaoui on local tax revenue mobilization in Africa: evidence from Morocco
Samir Zine El Alaoui will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 29 May 2019. Abstract – Local tax revenue mobilization in Africa: evidence from Morocco Combining data from expenditures and revenues of more than 1300 municipalities from 2005...
SeminarKhoa Vu on the causal relationship between parental and children's educational attainment: Evidence from Vietnam
Khoa Vu will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 29 May 2019. Abstract – The causal relationship between parental and children's educational attainment: Evidence from Vietnam The paper examines the incidence and employment impacts of...
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
Aimable Nsabimana will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 8 May 2019. Abstract – Weathering shocks: the effects of weather shocks on farm input use in sub-Saharan Africa The main objective of this study was to provide evidence on the...
SeminarSaidou Abdoulaye Sy on Measuring energy poverty in Senegal
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...
SeminarSandra Halvorsen on factory employment and fertility decisions
Sandra Halvorsen will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 27 March 2019. Abstract – Factory employment and fertility decisions: Field experimental evidence from Ethiopia Female labor force participation and fertility rates are often found...
SeminarPublic Forum on extractive industry and development
The Inclusive growth in Mozambique programme will host a public forum on 26 March 2019 on the topic of Extractive Industry and Development. The Chief Economist and Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER Tony Addison will give a presentation based on a major...