The WIDER Board

The Board of the Institute, comprised of economists, policy makers, and social scientists from different regions of the world, seeks to ensure the highest level of intellectual and scientific excellence, advising on UNU-WIDER’s research programme and activities. The advisory Board is entrusted by the UNU Council.
Chairperson

Benno NduluProfessor Benno Ndulu
Mwalimu Nyerere Professorial Chair on Development
University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Members

Lasse KlemolaDr Lasse Klemola
Senior Development Policy Advisor
Department for Americas and Asia
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Helsinki, Finland

Ann Harrison Prof Ann Harrison
Dean of Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley, MI, USA

Justin LinProf Justin Lin
Dean of Institute of New Structural Economics
Peking University, Beijing, China

Jo BeallDr Jo Beall
Emeritus Professor and Distinguished Policy Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK

Prof Martha Chen
Lecturer in Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School, MA, USA
Senior Advisor Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), MA, USA

Prof Miguel Urquiola
Chair, Department of Economics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

Prof Haroon Bhorat
Professor, School of Economics
Director, Development Policy Research Unit
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Ex officio

Dr David M. Malone
Rector, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan

Kuna SenProf Kunal Sen
Director, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland