NewsIn memoriam – Sir Tony Atkinson, leading inequality economist, 1944-2017
It was with great sadness that we received the news of UNU-WIDER’s friend and colleague Professor Sir Tony Atkinson’s passing on 1 January 2017. Tony Atkinson was a pioneer in inequality research, how to measure it, and how to reduce it...
NewsStockholm Statement – Towards a new consensus on the principles of policy-making for the contemporary world
Thirteen economists, which included four former Chief Economists of the World Bank, met over two days at Saltsjöbaden, Sweden, on 16-17 September 2016, to discuss the challenges faced by today’s economic policy makers. The meeting was...New Directions in Development Economics Equality and inequality Sustainable development
NewsGood news on poverty and well-being in Mozambique - Fourth National Poverty Assessment published
The Directorate of Economic and Financial Studies at the Ministry of Economics and Finance of Mozambique have just published the Fourth National Poverty Assessment for the country. The report — compiled with technical assistance from CEEG of...
NewsCall for papers - Immiserizing Growth: A Conference
The conference will be held in Toronto on 26-27 May 2017. Deadline for submissions is 31 December 2016.
NewsCaren Grown of the World Bank on gender equality and past work at UNU-WIDER
World Bank Senior Director Caren Grown spoke about women’s empowerment and the World Bank Group’s gender strategy at a discussion event on 28 October, organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. In her presentation, she...Gender equality
NewsThe role of tax and benefit simulation in informed policy-making - Building TAZMOD for inclusive growth
News‘Responding to crises’ conference to be streamed on Periscope
A quick glance at our YouTube channel and Twitter feed clearly demonstrates our commitment to making sure the knowledge shared at our events reaches as many as possible. This work continues with our ‘Responding to crises’ conference; the...
NewsPress release - UNU-WIDER conference aims to improve global responses to crises
Experts available for press interviews on core crisis response issues Helsinki, Finland — Experts from around the world will gather this week at the ‘Responding to crises’ conference in Helsinki. The main goal of the event is to...
NewsPress release - Global income inequality has declined in relative terms, but gone up substantially in absolute amounts
Helsinki, Finland – Researchers from United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) have found that during the last four decades global income inequality decreased substantially in ‘relative...
NewsPress release - AL13
Professor Ronald Findlay, Author of 'Power and Plenty' at United Nations University — WIDERInternational trade Industrialization History (Economics)
NewsPress release - AL 14
WIDER Annual Lecture 14: Reforming the International Monetary and Financial Architecture, by José Antonio Ocampo, New York, USAPublic goods International finance Financial stability
NewsNew open access book - Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa
On 14 April 2016 Oxford University Press (OUP) published UNU-WIDER’s first open access book, Growth and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Channing Arndt, Andy McKay, and Finn Tarp.Growth Growth and employment Poverty
NewsPress release - AL20
United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in partnership with the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) will host the WIDER Annual Lecture 20 at the Stockholm School of Economics on 23...Poverty Inequality Social protection
NewsCall for Papers: Informality and Development – A Conference in Honor of Elinor Ostrom
A multidisciplinary conference on informality and development will be arranged by Indiana University and Cornell University on 22-23 October 2016 in Bloomington, Indiana. The deadline for submission is 1 May 2016.Formal and informal Development Call for papers
NewsProfessors Miguel Urquiola and Haroon Bhorat join the WIDER Board
Professors Miguel Urquiola and Haroon Bhorat have joined the WIDER Board as new members to serve a four-year term until 31 December 2019.