WIDER Seminar Series

© UNU-WIDERThe WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. At the weekly sessions, early-career and senior researchers present recent and ongoing work related to UNU-WIDER’s current work programme.

In addition to providing a forum for both academic debate and training, the series presents an opportunity for local policy makers and others interested in development to learn about the latest research methods and findings.

© UNU-WIDERThe programme for 2019 features, in addition to UNU-WIDER researchers, notable guest speakers, including a presentation from James A. Robinson, University of Chicago, on business and fragility in Africa; Ashwini Deshpande, Delhi University on women's participation in the labour force; and Maurizio Bussolo presenting a new World Bank Report. 

The Seminar Series events take place on Wednesdays from 15:00-16:00 at UNU-WIDER except where indicated with an asterisk. Further details coming soon. For more information and to regsiter your attendance email: richardson@wider.unu.edu

2019 - Quarter 1

The Seminar Series events take place on Wednesdays from 15-16:00 at UNU-WIDER except where indicated with an asterisk.

23 January*
This event will take place from 14:00-15:00
Maurizio Bussolo, World Bank

Towards a new social contract – taking on distributional tensions in Europe and Central Asia
6 February Constanza Biavaschi, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)

Taking the skill bias out of global migration
20 February Ashwini Deshpande, University of Delhi

Choice, constraints and cultural norms: understanding factors underlying women's labour force participation
27 February Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University

Decentralized targeting of agricultural credit in West Bengal: private vs. political intermediaries
13 March Michael Woolcock, World Bank
Lant Pritchett, Harvard University

Building state capability: evidence, analysis, action
20 March Margaret McMillan, Tufts University
22 March  James Robinson, University of Chicago

Business and fragility in Africa – solution or problem