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
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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.
Research and policy briefs
Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
74 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperInequality in India: A review of levels and trends
This paper contributes to the literature by reviewing levels, trends, and structure of inequality since the early 1990s in India...Consumption Data sources Economic inequality
Working PaperComparing global inequality of income and wealth
This paper is the first to compare global trends in income and wealth inequality this century. It is based on large income and wealth microdata samples designed to be representative of all countries in the world...Global World Income inequality
Book ChapterThe copper sector, fiscal rules, and stabilization funds in Chile: Scope and limits
From the book: Extractive IndustriesFiscal policy Natural resources Wealth
Journal ArticleInequality in Education and Wealth in Tanzania: A 25-Year Perspective
This article is currently available for early online view. The literature on inequality in Tanzania has been dependent on limited rounds of methodologically different household budget surveys...Education Equality and inequality Wealth
Journal ArticleEstimating the level and distribution of global wealth, 2000–2014
Part of Journal Special Issue InequalityWealth Assets Debts
Working PaperSmoothing or strengthening the ‘Great Gatsby curve’?: The intergenerational impact of China’s New Rural Pension Scheme
We examine the heterogeneous and dynamic impact of China’s New Rural Pension Scheme on intergenerational wealth dependence using a nationally representative longitudinal household survey covering the period 2011–13...China Intergenerational Mobility Pension
Working PaperThe copper sector, fiscal rules, and stabilization funds in Chile: Scope and limits
Historically, Chile has been an economy dominated by mineral and agro-industrial products and subject to frequent external shocks particularly in copper prices...Fiscal policy Natural resources Wealth
Working PaperHorizontal inequality in education and wealth in Tanzania: A 20-year perspective
This study uses five series of demographic and health surveys to answer the question: ‘Is horizontal inequality in education and wealth increasing or decreasing in the 20-year interval between 1991 and 2010?’...Education Equality and inequality Wealth
BlogExtreme poverty - the poorest are being left behind
At our 30 th Anniversary Conference we took the chance to interview Martin Ravallion of Georgetown University—we asked him to discuss his recent work on extreme poverty, and to highlight what he believes the major challenges in this area will b...Consumption (Economics) Equality and inequality Land tenure
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 2.1Inequality Wealth Income
Research BriefMeasures of inequality: How much are we willing to allow top earners to squeeze the poor?
The majority of income inequality occurs at the tails of the income distribution The Gini coefficient does not provide a representative measure of income inequality When the top 10% of income earners expand their share of national income it often app...Economic development Economic growth Equality and inequality
BlogResearching Inequality – An Interview with James B. Davies
James B. Davies, Professor of Economics at the University of Western Ontario, played a key role in UNU-WIDER’s pioneering research into global personal and household wealth...Equality and inequality Households Wealth
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (March 2015)
I’m writing this editorial from Dar es Salaam, while at the 20 th anniversary workshop for Tanzania’s REPOA , one of our research partners...Capitalism Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic policy
BlogResearching and Reporting on Global Wealth – Two Interviews with Anthony Shorrocks
30 October 2014 by Roger Williamson In this interview Professor Anthony Shorrocks describes the methodology to research global household wealth, developed by him and colleagues when he was Director of UNU-WIDER...Economic growth Equality and inequality Methodology (Quantitative research)
Journal ArticleIntergenerational Mobility and Interpersonal Inequality in an African Economy
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsConsumption (Economics) Equality and inequality Land tenure