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
434 past and upcoming events
PresentationAntónio Cruz presents at NOVAFRICA seminar series
On 7 November António Cruz will give a presentation within the NOVAFRICA seminar series of Nova School of Business and Economics in the New University of Lisbon (Universidade Nova de Lisboa). The presentation is based on a WIDER working paper...
PresentationTony Addison presents at Norad
Project workshopInclusive development in Myanmar: Training course on sampling methodology and basic statistics
PresentationTony Addison presents at the UNCTAD World Investment Forum
On 26 October Chief Economist and Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER Tony Addison is giving a presentation in a multi-disciplinary academic conference that takes place within the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2018 in Geneva.
SeminarHabtamu Ali Beshir on the impacts of contemporaneous and early life price shocks on human capital production
On October 24 Habtamu Ali Beshir, PhD Candidate, Lancaster University, will present his research. Abstract: Impacts of contemporaneous and early life price shocks on human capital production The effect of economic shocks on human capital is...
PresentationTony Addison and Alan Roe talk extractives
Tony Addison and Alan Roe will discuss extractive industries at Oxford Policy Management seminar on 19 October
PresentationResearchers from extractives project present at Chatham House
SeminarLilian Korir on the nexus between food insecurity, vulnerability and resilience: evidence from Kenya
On 18 October, Lilian Korir, PhD Candidate, University of Lincoln, will present her research. Abstract - The nexus between food insecurity, vulnerability and resilience: evidence from Kenya Food insecurity remains a major global concern,...
SeminarSam Jones reviews the likely impacts of the fourth industrial revolution on low-income African countries
UNU-WIDER Research Fellow, Sam Jones, gave a presentation at a public seminar at the University of Helsinki on the possible impacts of the fourth industrial revolution on African countries, using examples from Mozambique. The event, ‘Human...
Project workshopUsing administrative tax data for research in Uganda: meeting of project collaborators
The workshop brought together around 20 participants, including researchers and staff members from the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), UNU-WIDER, the Southern African Social Policy Research Institute (SASPRI), and the University of Makerere to...
SeminarDavid Escamilla-Guerrero on Self-selection of Mexican Emigrants in the presence of random shocks: Evidence from the Panic of 1907
On 10 October David Escamilla-Guerrero, PhD Candidate, London School of Economics and Political Science, will present on the evolution of self-selection patterns of Mexican emigrants. Abstract: Self-selection of Mexican Emigrants in the presence of...
WorkshopKunal Sen's presentation features as keynote address at Western Sydney University workshop
Western Sydney University will host an international workshop on security, peace and development on 5 October 2018.
PresentationFinn Tarp presents at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs Finland
On 27 September 2018 UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp will give a presentation on development and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Unit for Development Finance and Private Sector Cooperation.
PresentationMaureen Were presents at AERC workshop in Kenya
The final review workshop for the African Economic research Consortium (AERC) research project rethinking regional integration in Africa for inclusive and sustainable development took place in Nairobi, Kenya, on 24-25 September. Maureen Were, UNU-...