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Research Associate

UNU-WIDER is looking for an outstanding individual with strong commitment and potential to support a new research project on the links between social trust, economic inequality, and governance outcomes. Closing date: 4 October 2019, 23:59 UTC+3

Reference number: 2019/UNU/WIDER/PSA/RA/72
Closing date: 4 October 2019
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News
In Memoriam: Wally Tyner

Professor Wallace “Wally” E. Tyner, dear friend, a great man, and a deeply respected contributor to UNU-WIDER, passed away on 17 August 2019 after a brief illness. Wally Tyner was a world-class expert in the area of climate, energy,...

In memoriam
Vacancies
Publications Associate

UNU-WIDER is now looking for a publications associate to join the publications team in Helsinki. The selected candidate will primarily handle the processes and finalization of working papers for online publishing on the Institute’s website. Closing...

Reference number: 2019/UNU/WIDER/PSA/PA/67
Closing date: 18 September 2019
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Report
SOUTHMOD country report Ecuador - ECUAMOD v1.4

This report documents ECUAMOD, the SOUTHMOD micrososimulation model developed for Ecuador. This work was carried out by the ISER in collaboration with the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales and UNU-WIDER...

taxes Benefits microsimulation
Annual Lecture
Informality – addressing the Achilles heel of social protection in Latin America

The 2019 WIDER Annual Lecture by Santiago Levy is to be held on Wednesday 30 October 2019 at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. The event is organized in collaboration with the Graduate Institute’s Centre for...

30 October 2019 17:0020:00
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Geneva, Switzerland
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Seminar
Simone Bertoli on rational inattention and migration decisions
18 September 2019 15:0016:00
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
Vacancies
Communications Associate

UNU-WIDER is now looking for an outstanding communications professional with strong commitment and understanding of development issues to join the Institute’s Communications and Events team. The selected candidate will be a key member of varied...

Reference number: 2019/UNU/WIDER/PSA/CA/65
Closing date: 13 September 2019
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Seminar
Olivier Bargain on intra-household allocation and individual poverty
28 August 2019 15:0016:00
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Open for registration
Presentation
Kunal Sen on politicians and their promises in an uncertain world
15 August 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Conference
Transforming economies - for better jobs

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize a three-day conference on transforming...

11 September 2019 08:3013 September 2019 17:00
United Nations Conference Centre, Rajadamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok, Thailand
Open for registration
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Blog
In the Director's chair: Reflections on my first six months as Director

My first six months as Director of UNU-WIDER have been busy, enlightening, and rewarding...

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Journal Special Issue
Inequalities in the least developed countries: Some lessons from Africa
In the media
SA-TIED working paper featured in the Financial Mail

A recent working paper from the SA-TIED programme ’s body of new research has been featured in the largest business weekly in South Africa. The Financial Mail’s feature is headlined: “ Reserve Bank vindicated — the critics...

Inflation (Finance) Monetary policy South Africa
Project workshop
Social mobility Social mobility workshop
5 September 2019 09:006 September 2019 16:30
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B , Helsinki, Finland
News
In Memoriam: Jaime Ros

Just as UNU-WIDER was disseminating the very recent publication in World Development journal an article in which Carlos Ibarra and Jaime Ros analysed the factors explaining the decline of the labour income share in Mexico, we received the sad news...

In memoriam
Request for research proposals
The dynamics of women’s work: routes to economic and social empowerment

United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) invites proposals for research papers on the dynamics of women’s work, in order to improve our understanding of the linkages between women’s work and their...

Closing date: 31 August 2019
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Journal Special Issue
Aid Impact and Effectiveness Aid effectiveness aid and growth Development aid
Research Brief
The missing billionaires: Correcting the data on top incomes in China Top incomes Income inequality Taxation
UNU-WIDER work programme 2019-2023: Transforming economies, states, and societies

Creating, strengthening, and sharing knowledge for development Over the period 2019–23 UNU-WIDER research will focus on the interlinked development challenges of transforming economies, states, and societies. These transformations are central...

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Blog
Inequality: Driving forces and policy solutions

The many faces of inequality Measuring inequality isn’t as simple as it may seem. We know that since the 1970s global inequality has been falling in relative terms, but absolute inequality has been increasing over the same period...

Global inequality WIID Income inequality
Journal Special Issue
Bioenergy in Southern Africa

This journal special issue revisits questions surrounding biofuel futures in Southern Africa and explores the case for the establishment of a regional market...

Biofuels Regional integration
Working Paper
The individual poverty incidence of growth

The canonical approach to analysing the poverty impact of growth is based on the comparison of poverty before and after growth...

income mobility Poverty Dynamics Pro-poor
Blog
India’s General Elections 2019: The potential electoral consequences of demonetisation

In the campaign leading up to the Lok Sabha elections in spring 2014, one of the more important promises that Narendra Modi made was to ‘clean up’ the economy by bringing back to India all the illicit money that was purportedly stashed aw...

demonitisation Political economy Elections
WIDER Seminar Series

The 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...

WIDER Seminar Series
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Blog
How can developing countries deliver effective public financial planning?

In many less developed countries, there is little problem identifying the need for public investment in programmes aimed at improving things such as infrastructure, health and education. The problem comes in delivering them...

SDGs SDG16 SDG17
Policy Brief
Reducing inequalities in South Africa: Progress on equality thwarted by slow growth and success of top earners

South Africa has the highest rate of measured inequality in the world. Often thought to be a legacy of the apartheid system, inequality in South Africa has stubbornly persisted...

Earnings personal income tax Survey data
Working Paper
Gender and the South African labour market: Policy relevant research possibilities using South African tax data

This paper has three primary objectives...

Administrative data Employment Gender
Policy Brief
Inequality in Brazil: Inclusive growth trend of this millennium is over

After three decades of persistently high inequality, Brazil has been experiencing a downward trend since 2001, accompanied by a rise in household incomes. These trends lasted until 2014 when a major reversal took place on both fronts...

Income inequality Fiscal redistribution Household income
Learning
Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa

In September 2019, UNU-WIDER is launching its inaugural Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa . This course is based on a decade of research by UNU-WIDER, in partnership with the...

Learning Industrialization Africa's Economic Development
MOOC lecture
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