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 unless indicated with an asterisks. Seminars will be live streamed on Facebook and recordings and presentations will be available after the event here. For more information email: richardson@wider.unu.edu

2019 - Quarter 2

**Seminars presented by UNU-WIDER PhD Fellows will be for 30 minutes rather than an hour

3 April Vegard Iversen, The University of Manchester  

Employee referral, social proximity and worker discipline: theory and suggestive evidence from India

10 April

Maureen Were, UNU-WIDER

Is export-led growth a mirage? The case of Kenya
17 April**
Saidou Abdoulaye Sy, UNU-WIDER PhD Fellow

Measuring energy poverty in Senegal: A new multidimensional energy poverty index focusing on fuzzy sets approach
17 April
Opeyemi Akinyemi, Covenant University, Nigeria

Green energy and green growth strategy for the sustainable development of sub-Saharan Africa
8 May Aimable Nsabimana, University of Rwanda 

Weathering shocks: the effects of weather shocks on farm input use in sub-Saharan Africa
10 May Ritwik Banerjee, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 
15 May Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ahmed, University of Khartoum

Understanding inequality of opportunity in child health in Sudan
22 May Vito Peragine, University of Bari
29 May**
Khoa Vu, UNU-WIDER PhD Fellow
4 June**
*This event will take place on Tuesday from 11:00-11:30
Patricia Funjika, UNU-WIDER PhD Fellow

Colonial Origin, Ethnicity and Intergenerational Mobility in Africa
4 June**
*This event will take place on Tuesday from 11:30-12:00
Shreshti Rawat, UNU-WIDER PhD Fellow

Inequality of opportunity: informal sector estimates for India and policy implications
12 June Amina Ebrahim, UNU-WIDER

Can a wage subsidy system help reduce 50 per cent youth unemployment? Evidence from South Africa
19 June Charles Gore, UNU-WIDER
26 June Philip J Grossman, Monash University, Australia 

It pays to be a man: rewards for leaders in a coordination game


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