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History (Economics)
Book Chapter
Rethinking Asian Drama: Fifty Years Later

From the book: Asian Transformations

Gunnar Myrdal History (Economics) Transformation
Working Paper
Rethinking Asian Drama

Gunnar Myrdal published Asian Drama in 1968, a work which made important analytical contributions to our understanding of development but was deeply pessimistic about Asia’s future prospects...

Gunnar Myrdal History (Economics) Transformation
Working Paper
On the mobilization of domestic resources in oil countries: The role of historical factors

This paper investigates the sources of variability in the mobilization of domestic tax revenue in oil-producing countries...

Tax Natural resources History (Economics)
Video
WIDER Annual Lecture by Ronald Findlay

View the WIDER Annual Lecture on The Trade-Development Nexus in Theory and History.

International trade Industrialization History (Economics)
About
Photos - AL12

Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 12.

Developing countries History (Economics) GDP
About
Photos - AL13

Selection of images from the WIDER Annual Lecture 13.

International trade Industrialization History (Economics)
News
Press release - AL13

Professor Ronald Findlay, Author of 'Power and Plenty' at United Nations University — WIDER

International trade Industrialization History (Economics)
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (April 2015)

So we have reached April. The year is starting to move fast...

Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy
Blog
UNU-WIDER @ 30

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of UNU-WIDER. The Institute opened its doors in 1985. It has been quite a ride ever since. We have had thousands of economists and other social scientists through those Helsinki doors since 1985...

Climatic changes History (Economics) Equality and inequality
Working Paper
The Colonial Legacy: Income Inequality in Former British African Colonies

This paper examines the distribution of top incomes in 15 former British colonies in Africa, drawing on evidence available from income tax records. It seeks to throw light on the position of colonial elites during the period of British rule...

History (Economics) Equality and inequality Income distribution
Working Paper
The Evolution of Industry in Uganda

The paper looks at the evolution of industry in Uganda examining drivers and constraints since the pre-colonial period in the 1940s to date...

History (Economics) Evolutionary economics Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Book
Development Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries

What lessons can be learnt from 'developed' countries that might be useful for developing and emerging economies?...

Economic development Economic aspects (Economic development) History (Economics)
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (April 2013)

30 April 2013 Tony Addison As April closes, our thoughts turn to UNU-WIDER’s spring/summer programme. And it’s a busy one...

Economic aspects (Industrialization) Econometric models (Economic development) Economic aspects (Economic development)
Book
Achieving Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from the Developing World

This book presents development strategies and lessons based on a large range of 'success' countries across the developing world. In addition to the country cases, it presents regional and overall syntheses that cover orthodox vs...

Economic development Economic policy History (Economics)
Policy Brief
Development Success: Historical Accounts from More Advanced Countries

What, if anything, can today's developing countries learn from the past strategies of more advanced countries? the answer is 'a great deal', despite the obvious fact that the development environment has changed significantly...

Economic development History (Economics) Industrial policy
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (February 2013)

Tony Addison As the snow continues to lie deep across Helsinki, UNU-WIDER is putting the last touches to the ReCom results meeting on ‘aid and the social sectors’, which takes place at Sida in Stockholm on 13 March...

Economic aspects (Industrialization) Econometric models (Economic development) Children
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