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
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WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand
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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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BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (September-October 2015)
UNU-WIDER had a busy September. We celebrated our 30 th birthday with some 600 people at our three-day conference on ‘Mapping the Future of Development Economics’ here in Helsinki. It was a great occasion...Agriculture Business enterprises Capital investments
BlogMalawi's Farm Subsidy Benefits the Poor but Doesn't Come Cheap
Malawi’s farm input subsidy benefits the poor and can be part of a viable national development strategy. Agriculture is Malawi’s main economic sector...Agriculture Equilibrium (Economics) Expenditures, Public
BlogCost of Capital: The Real Price of Green Energy
4 July 2013 Carl-Gustav Lindén In recent years the price of green energy technology has come down dramatically. This means that European investments in renewable energy can be very competitive...Capital Capital market Cost effectiveness
Book ChapterEntrepreneurship and the Developmental State
From the book: Entrepreneurship and Economic DevelopmentEconomic policy (Business enterprises) Economic development Entrepreneurship
Book ChapterInnovation Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Development: A Finnish View
From the book: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic DevelopmentEconomic policy (Business enterprises) Industrial policy Subsidies
Working PaperInnovation Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Development: A Finnish View
This article first reviews the economic rationales for innovation policy. It then describes the Finnish innovation policy and policy making environment. The Finnish policy is evaluated from the point of view of fostering entrepreneurship...Economic policy (Business enterprises) Industrial policy Subsidies
BlogEntrepreneurship, Innovation and Development: Lessons from Finland
Otto Toivanen At least since the 1950s it has been recognized that innovation is central to economic growth. It has also been well understood that innovations both generate and rely on externalities...Economic policy (Business enterprises) Research (Technological innovations) Industrial policy
Journal ArticleThe Growth of Poor Children in China, 1991-2000: Why Food Subsidies May Matter
Part of Journal Special Issue Health and DevelopmentChildren Food security Malnutrition
BlogHow American Capitalism Really Works: Some Lessons for Developing Countries
William Lazonick Defined as the act of forming a new business, entrepreneurship is viewed as a prime way in which individualism can contribute to economic development...Economic policy (Business enterprises) Economic development Entrepreneurship
Book ChapterImmediate Prospects for Additional Finance: What Might be Done Now or Soon and on What Conditions?
From the book: Development Finance in the Global EconomyEconomic assistance and foreign aid International economic relations Subsidies
Book ChapterChina Urban Poverty and its Contributing Factors, 1986-2000
From the book: Understanding Inequality and Poverty in ChinaHouseholds Government policy (Poor) Poverty
Working PaperEntrepreneurial Ventures and the Developmental State: Lessons from the Advanced Economies
A basic intellectual challenge for those concerned with the poverty of nations is to come to grips with the nature and causes of the wealth of the world’s wealthier nations...Economic policy (Business enterprises) Economic development Entrepreneurship
Journal ArticleUrban poverty in China and its contributing factors, 1986-2000
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality and Poverty in ChinaHouseholds Government policy (Poor) Poverty
Book ChapterNational Food Policies impacting on Food Security: The Experience of a Large Populated Country - India
From the book: Food Insecurity, Vulnerability and Human Rights FailureAgriculture Food security Marketing
Book ChapterThe Public Distribution Systems of Foodgrains and Implications for Food Security: A Comparison of the Experiences of India and China
From the book: Food Insecurity, Vulnerability and Human Rights FailureFood security Poverty Public administration