Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNIANDES | 5-7 October 2022 | Bogotá, Colombia
This conference provides a forum to discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research on inequality, and its policy take-aways. It will take stock of where we are, evaluate progress made, and identify what challenges lay ahead.More details
Think WIDER Webinar Series
Our latest webinar series New perspectives on domestic revenue mobilization aims to facilitate a discussion on how domestic revenue mobilization can be supported in the Global South. The monthly series covers a range of topics related to the development of tax systems, non-tax domestic revenue mobilization, and political institutions.Read more
WIDER Seminar Series
The WIDER Seminar Series is back! Join us *ONLINE* for research seminars that showcase the latest research on key topics in development economics.Read more
In spring 2022, the Seminar Series events take place on Wednesdays from 16:00–17:00 on Zoom.
954 past and upcoming events
PresentationNanak Kakwani’s legacy on the study of income inequality, poverty, and tax progressivity - Launch of the Special Issue of the Journal of Income Distribution
The Journal of Income Distribution has annouced a special issue in honor of Professor Nanak Kakwani’s contribution to the study of income inequality, poverty and tax progressivity. Professor Nanak Kakwani made important contributions at the...
PresentationAntonio Savoia to deliver keynote presentation at the 2022 International Conference on the Balkans (ICOB)
Antonio Savoia , Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, presents research from the Fiscal states – the origins and developmental implications project in the upcoming 2022 International Conference on the Balkans (ICOB). ICOB 2022,...
PresentationClimbing the job ladder – presentation at the World Bank of forthcoming UNU-WIDER book
SeminarChristine Valente on Subjective expectations and demand for contraception
SeminarNauro Ferreira Campos on the Political U: New evidence on democracy and income
Panel discussionFiscal States panel at APSA 2022 annual meeting
On 16 September 2022 UNU-WIDER is organising a panel at the 2022 American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Annual Meeting & Exhibition on the topic of Fiscal States in Developing Countries: Origins and Developmental Implications ...
Policy workshopLooking ahead to COP27: from climate pledges to action
Project meetingWork-in-progress meeting on tax research collaboration in Zambia
As part of the Building up efficient and fair tax systems – lessons based on administrative tax data project, a work-in-progress meeting is held in-person between UNU-WIDER, the Zambia Revenue Authority ( ZRA ) and Zambia Institute for Policy...
WebinarTax effort revisited: How much tax can low-income countries expect to collect?
WorkshopAfrican Tax Administration Forum Master Class in collaboration with UNU-WIDER
SeminarGabriela Zapata on the role of the family of origin in shaping inequality of opportunity in Chile
Panel discussionAddressing group-based inequalities presents at the APSA 2022 annual meeting
On 17 September 2022 UNU-WIDER is organising a panel at the 2022 American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Annual Meeting & Exhibition on the topic of Addressing ethnic inequality: Experiences of reform. The panel, chaired by UNU-...
PresentationUNU-WIDER's tax administrative data work presented at the launch of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Tax Systems Research
PresentationKunal Sen to present at TaxCapDev conference
UNU-WIDER Director Kunal Sen presents at the TaxCapDev conference Power and Politics – Perspectives on Taxation and State Building in Africa on 1-2 September 2022, held in Bergen, Norway. Kunal Sen will participate in two panels over the...
SeminarVanessa Carrión-Yaguana on labor regulations and formal employment
Vanessa Carrión-Yaguana will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 31 August 2022. Labor regulations and formal employment: Evidence from Ecuadorian firms in the Galapagos Islands Abstract The Special Regimen of the Galapagos Province´...
PresentationThe good jobs challenge in developing countries | a BIG IDEAS Dialogue with Kunal Sen
On 30 August 2022, United Nations University hosts, 'The good jobs challenge in developing countries', a BIG IDEAS Dialogue with Kunal Sen, Director of UNU-WIDER. This event is held via Zoom at 18:00 (UTC+9). Around 80 per cent of the...