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The developer’s dilemma: Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth

The developer’s dilemma is thus: developing countries seek inclusive economic development — i.e., structural transformation — sufficiently broad-based to raise the income of the poor...

Structural transformation Economic development Income inequality
Carlos Gradín shares project findings at JICA-IPD Employment Task Force meeting at Columbia University

UNU-WIDER Research Fellow Carlos Gradín is invited to speak at the JICA-IPD Employment Task Force meeting convened by the Japan International Cooperation Agency ( JICA ) and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University ( IPD )...

22 April 2022
Columbia University, Suite 427 91 Claremont Ave, New York, New York, United States
Past event
IEA seminar — Digital Technologies: Limits and Opportunities for Economic Development

A discussion featuring Dani Rodrik, Daren Acemoglu, Mahdi Ghodsi, Kunal Sen, Albert Park, and Haroon Bhorat. These leading economists discuss the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the role of technology in shaping welfare outcomes in developing...

12 October 2021
Online, Finland
Past event
India’s manufacturing and services value-chains are shifting South: A curse or a blessing?

Much has been written on India as an outlier in Global Value Chains (GVC)...

Structural transformation Manufacturing Global value chains
Working Paper
The legacy of conflict: aggregate evidence from Sierra Leone

This paper studies the general equilibrium impact of civil war in Sierra Leone. I first use an instrumental variable (IV) strategy and geographic conflict variation to estimate reduced-form effects...

Conflict Livelihoods Structural transformation
Kunal Sen invited to expert consultation with UNIDO on manufacturing responses to COVID-19

UNU-WIDER Director Kunal Sen was invited to contribute to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization's (UNIDO) High-Level Expert Consultation (HLEC) which took place online on 18 May 2021. He joined eminent experts including Joseph E...

Economic Transformation Database Structural transformation
Kunal Sen joins webinar on BRICS and Emerging Economies

Hear from some of the world’s leading experts on BRICS and Emerging Economies at the launch event of the Handbook of BRICS and Emerging Economies

20 May 2021
Past event
Supply or demand? Exploring the mechanisms behind the rise of female labour force participation in Mexico

At the global level, gender gaps in labour force participation have narrowed and over half a billion women have joined the workforce in the last 30 years...

Women's work Female labour force participation Economics
Working Paper
Trade liberalization, employment, and gender in Ethiopia

This paper analyses the impact of trade liberalization on local labour markets in Ethiopia, with a focus on the gender dimension of employment...

Tariffs Employment Structural transformation
Sub-Saharan Africa had a manufacturing renaissance in 2010s – it’s a promising sign for the years ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the global economy, with world output contracting at 3.5% in 2020, and no recovery likely before the fourth quarter of 2021...

Structural transformation Manufacturing Employment and Industry
GGDC/UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database presented at STEG conference

On 13 January 2021, Gaaitzen de Vries , researcher at the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC) and UNU-WIDER, presented new research findings on industrialization patterns in developing economies at the online annual conference of the...

13 January 202115 January 2021
Past event
Have you heard about the GGDC/UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database?

On 17 February 2021 the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC) and UNU-WIDER Economic Transformation Database (ETD) will be launched...

Structural transformation Industrialization Deindustrialization
Why should I care about economic growth?

Director of UNU-WIDER, Professor Kunal Sen is a world leading expert in development economics and led on ESID ’s research into economic growth...

Governance State capacity Structural transformation
Working Paper
Premature deindustrialization and income inequality in middle-income countries

This paper examines the income inequality implications of a ‘premature deindustrialization’ trend in middle-income countries...

Deindustrialization Income inequality Middle-income countries
35 years of research for change – what's next?: Building just societies

To celebrate its 35 th birthday, UNU-WIDER has looked back at some of its greatest achievements...

Structural transformation Economic inequality Economic development
The developer’s dilemma in India – the role of politics and economic ideology

Policy makers seeking inclusive growth frequently face the developer’s dilemma between prioritizing structural transformation, which is potentially inequitable, and keeping a check on rising economic inequality...

Structural transformation Economic inequality Economic development
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