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Martin Ravallion - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

In 2016 WIDER Annual Lecture 20 was given by Professor Martin Ravallion. He discussed the economic and political issues surrounding the use of direct interventions, such as cash transfers and in kind contributions, against poverty. There is much hope for these interventions, but also much...

Amartya Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

In 2015 WIDER Annual Lecture 19 was given by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen. He discussed the overall challenge of sustainable and human-focused development including new and old challenges. Much progress has been made on the old issues of poverty and inequality, but there remains much to be done. On...

– The Foundation for Sustainable Peace
Martti Ahtisaari - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

President Ahtisaari reminds us that social capital is a vital and too often neglected precondition for sustainable prosperity. Highlighting the good that economic growth has done in India and China, he joins Professor Amartya Sen in arguing that the significant question is not only how we achieve...

– A Political Economy Approach
C. Peter Timmer - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

In his lecture Professor Timmer highlights the vital, and precarious, period of structural transformation, when agriculture represents a declining share of the economy and labour moves to the cities. Focusing on the difficulties and paradoxes that developing economies face when navigating this...

José Antonio Ocampo - UNU-WIDER, 2011 - Helsinki, Finland

The unsettling years since 2007 have shown how unfit for the purpose the current international monetary and financial system is. On 9 December 2010, Professor José Antonio Ocampo delivered the 14th WIDER Annual Lecture at the UN headquarters in New York, formulating global recommendations...

Ronald Findlay - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

The lecture will explore the theoretical and empirical links between international trade and economic development over a wide range of space and time, drawing on models and ideas based on his previous work and that of others. Special attention will be paid to such topics as the spice trade, the...

– The Future in the Past?
Deepak Nayyar - UNU-WIDER, 2009 - Helsinki, Finland

This lecture examines recent changes in the significance of developing countries in the world economy from a longer term historical perspective. From 1820 to 1950 developing countries experienced a sharp decline in their dominant share of world GDP and a rapid divergence in their per capita...

Kemal Dervis - UNU-WIDER, 2008 - Helsinki, Finland

The world economy entered the 21st century expanding as rapidly as ever. Developing countries are now major drivers of global growth. But not all developing countries are benefiting equally, and the future prospects of those lagging behind depend crucially on how the world community responds to...

Annual Lecture pdf
– Facts, Interpretations, and Policies
Angus Deaton - UNU-WIDER, 2007 - Helsinki, Finland

People in poor countries live shorter lives than people in rich countries so that, if we take income and health together, there is more inequality in the world than if we consider income alone. Yet international inequalities in life expectancy decreased for many years after 1945, and the strong...

Annual Lecture pdf
– Inequality and Injustice in our Global Economy
Nancy Birdsall - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

The Lecture addresses one of the core issues in development: how can low income countries achieve faster rates of economic growth? Reviewing the lessons to be drawn from recent history, particularly with regard to Latin America and Asia, Rodrik concludes that successful policies are invariably...

Annual Lecture pdf
Dani Rodrik - UNU-WIDER, 2005 - Helsinki, Finland

The Lecture addresses one of the core issues in development: how can low income countries achieve faster rates of economic growth? Reviewing the lessons to be drawn from recent history, particularly with regard to Latin America and Asia, Rodrik concludes that successful policies are invariably...

Annual Lecture pdf
Jeffrey G. Williamson - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

Jeffrey Williamson is renowned as both an exemplary teacher and an outstanding scholar of economic history. His work has covered—and continues to cover—a wide range of historical and contemporary topics, including growth, trade, migration, living standards and inequality. All these...

Annual Lecture pdf
– A Neglected Dimension of Development
Frances Stewart - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

In this lecture Frances Stewart expands on some of the central themes of her studies for WIDER. She documents the ways in which political power, social demarcations and economic differences combine to produce horizontal inequalities between population subgroups within countries, and the impact of...

Annual Lecture pdf
Jagdish N. Bhagwati - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

In this thought-provoking lecture, Professor Bhagwati presents us quite a different perspective on globalization than what we get in the polarized debates in the media between its proponents and opponents. He first argues that the different dimensions of globalization may have different impacts....

Annual Lecture pdf
– a Critique of the Transatlantic Consensus
Anthony Barnes Atkinson - UNU-WIDER, 1999 - Helsinki, Finland

In this thought-provoking lecture, Professor Atkinson focuses on the rise in income inequality in a large number of industrialized countries over the last two decades. This phenomenon, which first became apparent in the United States and the United Kingdom, is now occurring in a number of other...

– Moving Toward the Post-Washington Consensus
Joseph E. Stiglitz - UNU-WIDER, 1998 - Helsinki, Finland

Professor Stiglitz provides a thorough critique of the 'Washington consensus', a set of beliefs that has become highly influential. His cogent analysis shows that while certain elements of the Washington consensus - for example, low inflation and low budget deficits - might have been...

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