Migration and mobility – new frontiers for research and policy
WIDER Development Conference jointly organized with ARUA, 5-6 October 2017, in Accra, Ghana
Public economics for development
This WIDER Development Conference focuses on the lessons from modern public and development economics which can guide policy makers to reform tax and public provision systems.
Tax and development - What can we learn from the Finnish experience?
This seminar, held on July 7 in Maputo, will examine the relevance of the Finnish development experience from the Mozambican perspective.
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.
Measuring poverty and wellbeing in developing countries
This new Open Access book provides detailed analyses of poverty and wellbeing in developing countries, based on household surveys that have been ongoing for more than three decades.
70 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
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
BlogGlobal Inequality – What’s Going On?
26 September 2014 Roger Williamson Huge interest in the WIDER Inequality Conference (5-6 September) Inequality is big news...Economic development projects Education Equality and inequality
Book ChapterRecent Distributive Changes in Latin America: An Overview
From the book: Falling Inequality in Latin AmericaEquality and inequality Government accountability Income distribution
BlogSharing for Prosperity
17 April 2013 Minister Heikki Eidsvoll Holmås Economic growth in itself will not end poverty...Children Democracy Economic growth
Working PaperMeasuring Economic Insecurity
We provide an axiomatic treatment of the measurement of economic insecurity, assuming that individual insecurity depends on the current wealth level and its variations experienced in the past...Methodology (Economics) Index numbers (Economics) Wealth
BlogFrom 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