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...
NewsUNU-WIDER welcomed Finnish UN field service group
The Finnish United Nations field service contingent visited UNU-WIDER in July as part of their yearly get-together, organized this year in Helsinki. The purpose of the visit was to learn about the Institute and its work in developing contexts, where...
NewsChairperson of the WIDER Board writes on the future role of the World Bank
Ravi Kanbur, Chairperson of the WIDER board and Professor of Economics at Cornell University, argues that the World Bank needs to transform its role on the world stage in a new vox.eu column.WIDER Board World Bank
NewsFinn Tarp opens Finnish Model UN conference
UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp opened Finland's only university-level Model UN conference on 5 April 2017 in Helsinki. He spoke to delegates about UNU-WIDER's ongoing work on transformation, inclusion, and sustainability, the Sustainable...SDG Environment
NewsGovernment officials and researchers in Ecuador gather for ECUAMOD training
How does raising income tax affect government revenue? What are the costs and benefits of implementing a state pension? Tax and benefit microsimulation is a useful technique for determining how policy changes affect the distribution of income and...Microsimulation modelling Ecuador