NewsPress release - Professor Kunal Sen starts as the director of UNU-WIDER
‘Economic transformation needs to be accompanied by political and social transformations if we are to see drastic increases in human wellbeing’SDGs Transformation Informality
NewsNew data on income inequality – WIID4 released
The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database ― widely known by its acronym WIID ― presents information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. The WIID provides the most comprehensive set of income inequality...
NewsUNU-WIDER welcomes new board members
UNU-WIDER is pleased to announce that Professors Ann E. Harrison , Justin Yifu Lin , and Benno Ndulu will join the WIDER Board in January 2019. All three new board members are prominent development economists who have worked closely with UNU-WIDER...
NewsUNU-WIDER congratulates the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics on its inauguration
The Helsinki Graduate School of Economics (GSE) was inaugurated on 24 October at an opening ceremony that took place at the University of Helsinki. The goal of the new school is to strengthen and broaden the field of economic research in Finland. As...research Think tanks
NewsIn Memoriam: John Hudson
John Hudson, dear friend and respected contributor to UNU-WIDER, passed away on 13 July 2018 at the age of 71. He provided significant research support to the UNU-WIDER Re-Comm project and became an important and valued member of the UNU-WIDER...
NewsUNU-WIDER shortlisted for the Prospect Think Tank Awards 2018
UNU-WIDER has been shortlisted for the Prospect Magazine’s Think Tank Awards 2018 . The Institute is ranked in the category of international economic & financial think tanks based on the research on industrial policy, including the project...Think tanks Industrial policy
NewsUNU-WIDER congratulates Professor Njuguna Ndung’u on his new appointment
Professor Njuguna Ndung’u has been appointed as the next African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Executive Director effective September 1, 2018. Over the years Professor Ndung’u has held a number of top positions in the field of...
NewsKey Finnish economics journal highlights UNU-WIDER’s work in its theme issue on development economics
The Finnish language open access journal Kansantalouden aikakauskirja (KAK) , published by the Finnish Economic Association , today published its first issue of the year, which highlights a theme less studied in the Nordic country —...
NewsUNU-WIDER Director-Designate named
UNU-WIDER is pleased to announce that, following a highly successful 10 years under the leadership of Professor Finn Tarp, the Institute’s next director has been named. Professor Kunal Sen will join the Institute as Director-Designate on 1...
NewsUNU-WIDER expertise part of new UNU Sustainable Development Explorer Sustainable Development Goals United Nations University
NewsRachel Gisselquist gives TEDx talk on rethinking the diversity debate Ethnic diversity Equality and inequality
NewsNew collaborative programme focusing on economic transformation and inequality launched with South African government and other regional organizations Structural economic transformation Economic inequality Employment and Industry
NewsTony Addison speaks on extractives industries and development during Mozambican MPs’ visit to Finnish parliament
UNU-WIDER Chief Economist-Deputy Director, Tony Addison , presented on the extractives industries and development during the exchange visit of the 5th Commission of the Parliament of Mozambique to Finland on 14 November 2017. Tony Addison presenting...Extractives Mozambique
NewsWIDER Seminar Series highlights latest findings on development economics
The weekly seminars held in Helsinki, open to all working on or interested in development, continue in November 2017.
NewsUNU-WIDER and partners launch the ETMOD microsimulation tool in Addis Ababa
In early July over 30 government officials and researchers from Ethiopia gathered for the launch and first training workshop of the Ethiopian tax and benefit microsimulation – ETMOD. Tax-benefit microsimulation models — which combine...