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Lecture
Deepak Nayyar lecture at LSE on Resurgent Asia

The lecture will analyse the phenomenal transformation of Asia, which would have been difficult to imagine, let alone predict, fifty years ago. In doing so, it provides an analytical narrative of this remarkable story of economic development,...

4 March 2020
LSE Lecture Theatre, Centre Building, LSE, 1 Charing Cross, Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Past event
Blog
Randomized control trials – why they deserve the Nobel and what should happen next

This year’s Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer for their experimental approach — randomized control trials (RCTs) — to alleviating global poverty...

Development Economics Nobel Prize
Blog
Reflections on the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics

The award of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics to Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of MIT, and Michael Kremer of Harvard University, has led to a flurry of blogs and op-ed pieces ...

Nobel Prize Development Economics Structural transformation
Policy Brief
Learning from a half-century of economic development in Asia

When Gunnar Myrdal published his magnum opus, Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations , in 1968, he was deeply pessimistic about the development prospects in Asia...

Development Economics Asia Industrial policy
Working Paper
Inequality in China: Development, transition, and policy

In this paper we describe the major trends in China’s income inequality over the past 40 years and explain them as the outcome of four interleaved stories...

China Inequality Development Economics
In the media
WIDER Development Conference in Helsinki draws media attention

The 2018 WIDER development conference, Think development – Think WIDER , took place in Helsinki, Finland, on 13-15 September. The conference focused on the main themes and findings of UNU-WIDER’s research over the last 10 years—...

WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Event
Blog
Reflections on thinking development, thinking WIDER

What do we talk about at a conference on development economics? Well, robots, rockets, and space, of course. 13 September through 15 September 2018, UNU-WIDER hosted the Think development - Think WIDER conference in Helsinki, Finland...

WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy
Blog
What is the future of industrial policy in Africa: Views from Experts

13 September through 15 September 2018, UNU-WIDER hosted the Think development - Think WIDER conference in Helsinki, Finland...

WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy
Blog
Development policy in an era of robots: Views from the experts

Labour-saving technology in the form of robotic systems, artificial intelligence, and advanced computer networks may cause a rapid decline in global employment...

WIDER Development Conference Development Economics Economic policy
Conference
Windmill 2018 Nordic conference on development economics
11 June 201812 June 2018
Aalto University School of Business, Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Video
Evaluating Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation in Southern Africa

Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Plenary 2

Climate change Water use Renewable energy sources
Policy workshop
Development finance - a role for foreign assistance

Has foreign aid boosted economic growth on average in developing countries? How and why is the aid landscape changing? What are the key strategic choices ahead for the development community? ​These and many other questions were discussed in a policy...

8 June 2015
Danish Embassy, Mchafukoge, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Past event
Seminar
Nordic Cooperation towards eradicating poverty and ensuring sustainable development for all

Nordic ministers for development cooperation to Helsinki – towards closer cooperation

13 March 2014
Helsinki, Finland
Past event
Presentation
The post-2015 environment: Crafting a current and future research agenda

Presentation at an International workshop by the Director Finn Tarp. ‘The Post-2015 Environment: Crafting a Current and Future Research Agenda...

13 June 2013
The Rockefeller Foundation, New York, United States
Past event
Project
Experimental and non-experimental methods to study government performance: contributions and limits

Theme: 2012-13

In recent years, field experiments using randomized trials have gained increasing popularity in the field of development economics. In particular, scholars have argued strongly for their use as the best means of identifying ‘what works’...

Field experiments Non-experimental methods Governance
Seminar
SOAS Seminar on Aid and Development in Asia and Africa

Organised by School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and the UK Office of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The panel of Speakers and Discussants includes: Ernest Aryeetey, Chairperson of the Board of UNU...

17 February 201118 February 2011
Khalili Lecture Theater (B1), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, United Kingdom
Past event
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