Former members of the WIDER Board

 

Anne CaseAnne Case (United States) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board until 2017. She  is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where she is the Director of the Research Program in Development Studies.

Prof Elisabeth SadouletProf Elisabeth Sadoulet (United States) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board until 2017. She currently serves as a professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of California at Berkeley.
 

PErnest Aryeetey Photo: UNU-WIDERrofessor Ernest Aryeetey (Ghana) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 2003-15. He currently serves as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, prior to which he was a Senior Fellow and Director of the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC.

Roberto Frenkel Photo: UNU-WIDERProfessor Roberto Frenkel (Argentina) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 2006-13. He currently serves as a Senior Researcher at the Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad (CEDES). He has worked as a consultant for international organizations, as well as the governments of Argentina and other Latin American countries.

Pasi Hellman Photo: UNU-WIDERMr Pasi Hellman (Finland) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 2012-13. He currently serves as Managing Director of the Nordic Development Fund–NDF. Before joining NDF he was a career diplomat in the Finnish foreign service, with focus on global development and development finance.

Martti Hetemäki Photo: UNU-WIDERDr Martti Hetemäki (Finland) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 2004-11. Currently he serves as Permanent State Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Finland, where he was also Permanent State Under-Secretary during 2003-13. He also chairs the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board.

Vladimir Popov Photo: UNU-WIDERProfessor Vladimir Popov (Russia) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 2002-10. He currently serves as a professor at the New Economic School in Moscow, and Sector Head at the Graduate School of International Business at the Academy of the National Economy in Moscow.

François Bourguignon Photo: UNU-WIDERProfessor François Bourguignon (France) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 2001-08. Currently he is Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics, prior to which was Senior Vice President for Development Economics and Chief Economist at the World Bank during 2003-07.

Ronald Findlay Photo: UNU-WIDERProfessor Ronald Findlay (USA) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 2001-08. He is currently Professor of Economics at Columbia University, New York. His research focus is on international trade and economic development. In 2009 he delivered the WIDER Annual Lecture 13. 

Deepak Nayyar Photo: UNU-WIDERProfessor Deepak Nayyar (India) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 2001-08. He is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Earlier he has taught economics at the University of Oxford, the University of Sussex, and the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Nora Lustig Photo: UNU-WIDERDr Nora Lustig (Argentina) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1998-2005. Currently she is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics at Tulane University, and Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development, and at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington DC.

Jukka Pekkarinen Photo: VMProfessor Jukka Pekkarinen (Finland) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1996-2003. He currently serves as Professor of Practice at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. He has also worked as Economic Policy Co-ordinator and Director-General of the Economics Department at the Ministry of Finance, Finland.

Harris Mutio Mule Photo: UNU-WIDERMr Harris Mutio Mule (Kenya) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1996-2002. He has worked as a consultant for international organizations as well as for government of Kenya and served as Assistant President at the Economic Planning Department, International Fund for Agricultural Development.

Ruben Yevstigneyev Photo: UNU-WIDERProfessor Ruben Yevstigneyev (Russia) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1994-2001. He was Deputy Director of the Institute of International Economic and Political Studies at the Academy of Sciences, Moscow. His research focused on economic reform and transition, with a particular focus on Russia.

Masaru Yoshitomi Photo: UNU-WIDERDr Masaru Yoshitomi (Japan) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1993-2000. He is Special Adviser at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) in Tokyo, where he was President and Chief Research Officer until April 2007.

George Vassiliou Photo: UNU-WIDERDr George Vassiliou (Cyprus) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1995-99. He was President of the Republic of Cyprus from 1988-93. He has authored several books and multiple articles and contributions both in Cyprus and in international publications.

Sylvia Ostry Photo: UNU-WIDERDr Sylvia Ostry (Canada) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1992-99. Since 1997 she has been Distinguished Research Fellow at the University of Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies. She has written numerous books and articles on various aspects of the global economy.

Mr Philip Ndegwa (Kenya) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1994-98. Mr Ndegwa worked as a consultant for international organizations as well as the government of Kenya. He was a Research Fellow and Lecturer in Economics at Makerere University, and authored leading works on economic trends in Africa.

Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo Photo: UNU-WIDERDr Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo (Portugal) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1991-98. She was the first woman to serve as Prime Minister of Portugal, 1979–80, and its first Ambassador to UNESCO. She authored books on economics, religion, and feminism.

Professor Antti Tanskanen (Finland) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1994-96. He was Rector and Professor of Economics at the University of Jyväskylä, and served as Chairman at the The Finnish Institute of International Affairs.

Said El-Naggar Photo: UNU-WIDERDr Said El-Naggar (Egypt) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1992-94. He was Professor Emeritus of Economics at Cairo University in Egypt, and combined his academic lif, focused on economics in the Arab countries, with public service for more than 30 years.

Jasquez Diouf Photo: UNU-WIDERDr Jacques Diouf (Senegal) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1991-93. Dr Diouf was Director-General of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 1994-2011. He worked for many years on issues relating to agriculture in Africa.

Pekka Korpinen Photo: UNU-WIDERDr Pekka Korpinen (Finland) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1991-94. He was Deputy Mayor of the City of Helsinki, and Vice Chairman at the Crisis Management Initiative–CMI, an insitutue set up by President Martti Ahtisaari, in Helsinki, Finland.

Saburo Okita Photo: UNU-WIDERDr Saburo Okita (Japan) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1985-94. He was Chairman of the Japanese Institute for Domestic and International Policy Studies, and formerly Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs. He was one of the architects of Japan's economic development after the Second World War. 

Academician A. Aganbegyan (Russia) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1990-93. He is the Honorary President of the International Economic Association, and Honorary Fellow of the International Econometric Society. He is a foreign member of the Bulgarian and the Hungarian Academies of Sciences, a correspondenting member of the British Academy.

Dr Abdul-Latif Yousef Al-Hamad (Kuwait) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1985-91. Since 1985 he has served as Director-General and Chairman of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development. He is now a member of the board of The United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU/IAS).

Bernard Chidzero Photo: UN Photo LibraryDr Bernard Chidzero (Zimbabwe) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1985-89. He has served as Senior Minister for Finance, Economic Development and Planning of Zimbabwe. He was Chairman of the Development Committee of the World Bank from 1986 to 1990. He was a member of the World Commission on Environment and Development.

Dr Carmen Miro (Panama) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1985-89. Her career involved work on fertility and family in Latin America, as well as many other issues affecting the region. 
 

Professor Reimut Jochimsen (Germany) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1987-90. He has served as President of State Central Bank in North-Rhine Westphalia, and as a member of Bundesbank Council.
 

Indraprasad G. Patel Photo: UN Photo LibraryDr Indraprasad G. Patel (India) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1987-90. He was the fourteenth Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between 1977-82, where his area of expertise was economic policy-making. As Director of the London School of Economics he was the first person of South Asian origin to head a higher education institute in the UK.

Professor Albert O. Hirschman (USA) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1985-90. He was Professor Emeritus of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and authored several books on political economy and political ideology.

Professor Pentti Kouri (Finland) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1985-90. He was an economist and venture capitalist, and served with the International Monetary Fund. Kouri received his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 1974. He has served as a professor of economics at Stanford, Yale, Helsinki, and New York City universities.

Janez StanovnikProfessor Janez Stanovnik (Slovenia) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1985-90. He is an economist and politician, and served as President of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia between 1988-90.
 

Professor Ralf Dahrendorf (Germany) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1985-86. He was Professor of Sociology in Hamburg (1957-60), Tubinga (1960-64) and Constanza (1966-69). He was elected to the German parliament, and was a Parliamentary Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Dr Mahbub Ul Haq (Pakistan) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1985-88. was a game theorist, economist and an international development theorist who served as Pakistan’s Finance Minister during 1985-88.
 

Amartya Sen Photo: UNU-WIDERProfessor Amartya Sen (India) was a member of the UNU-WIDER board during 1985-86. He is the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy, at Harvard University, and was until 2004 the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1998 he was awarded Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory and for his interest in the problems of society’s poorest members.