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 and the Challenge for Africa
Transforming economies – for better jobs
WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
WIDER Seminar Series
Live streamed | 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.
Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED)
The SA-TIED programme looks at ways to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation in the southern Africa region.
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Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
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Invited Guest Lecturer, Yongfu Huang, Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER on 'Keynesian Theories'. The lecture is on Keynesian theories of economic fluctuations covering the topics of nominal stickiness, demand shocks, market failures, imperfect...
BlogWhat Did You Do in the Currency Wars? (Part I)
Tony Addison The present currency turmoil is both a symptom and a cause of profound changes now underway in the global economy. In part 1 of this two-part article, we focus on Latin America and Europe...Depressions Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Foreign exchange
Book ChapterCountercyclical Fiscal Policy: A Review of the Literature, Empirical Evidence and Some Policy Proposals
From the book: From Capital Surges to DroughtBusiness cycles Fiscal policy Keynesian economics
Working PaperCountercyclical Fiscal Policy: A Review of the Literature, Empirical Evidence and some Policy Proposals
For many emerging market economies, over reliance on monetary policy may bring worse macro results, when compared to a more balanced framework of countercyclical fiscal and monetary policy...Business cycles Fiscal policy Keynesian economics
Book ChapterProfit Squeeze and Keynesian Theory
From the book: Golden Age of CapitalismKeynesian economics Macroeconomics Production (Economic theory)
BookReconstructing Keynesian Economics With Imperfect Competition: A Desk-Top Simulation
The main arguments of this book are almost certain to create controversy and lead to a fundamental reassessment of Keynesian economics...Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Book ChapterSetting the Stage Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Book ChapterComputers, Humans and Economics Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Book ChapterModelling Imperfect Condition Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Book ChapterWhat is Meant by Keynesian Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Book ChapterHistory of Thought Economic forecasting Simulation methods (Economics) Keynesian economics
Working PaperProfit Squeeze and Keynesian Theory
This chapter explores one aspect of the relationship between the system of production and the macroeconomic structure, namely, the role of profitability in determining investment demand and the level of economic activity...Keynesian economics Macroeconomics Production (Economic theory)
Working PaperCommodity Instability and Developing Countries: The Debate
The significance of commodity price instability for the economic development of commodity-exporting countries has been perhaps the dominant theme in the postwar literature on the "commodity problem"...Keynesian economics Neoclassical school of economics Prices