WIDER Seminar Series

© UNU-WIDERThe 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.

In addition to providing a forum for both academic debate and training, the series presents an opportunity for local policy makers and others interested in development to learn about the latest research methods and findings.

© UNU-WIDERThe programme for 2019 features, in addition to UNU-WIDER researchers, notable guest speakers, including a presentation from James A. Robinson, University of Chicago, on business and fragility in Africa; Ashwini Deshpande, Delhi University on women's participation in the labour force; and Maurizio Bussolo presenting a new World Bank Report. 

The Seminar Series events take place on Wednesdays from 15:00-16:00 at UNU-WIDER unless indicated with an asterisks. Seminars will be live streamed on Facebook and recordings and presentations will be available after the event here. For more information email: richardson@wider.unu.edu

2019 - Quarter 2 (Past events)

**Seminars presented by UNU-WIDER PhD Fellows will be for 30 minutes rather than an hour

3 April Vegard Iversen, The University of Manchester  

Employee referral, social proximity and worker discipline: theory and suggestive evidence from India

10 April

Maureen Were, UNU-WIDER

Is export-led growth a mirage? The case of Kenya
17 April**
Saidou Abdoulaye Sy, UNU-WIDER PhD Fellow

Measuring energy poverty in Senegal: A new multidimensional energy poverty index focusing on fuzzy sets approach
17 April
Opeyemi Akinyemi, Covenant University, Nigeria

Green energy and green growth strategy for the sustainable development of sub-Saharan Africa
8 May Aimable Nsabimana, University of Rwanda 

Weathering shocks: the effects of weather shocks on farm input use in sub-Saharan Africa
10 May Ritwik Banerjee, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 

The link between corruption and tax evasion - an experimental investigation
15 May Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ahmed, University of Khartoum

Understanding inequality of opportunity in child health in Sudan
22 May Vito Peragine, University of

Measuring inequality of opportunity: recent empirical findings and some new theoretical results
29 May**
Khoa Vu, UNU-WIDER PhD Fellow

The causal relationship between parental and children's educational attainment: Evidence from Vietnam
4 June**
*This event will take place on Tuesday from 11:00-11:30
Patricia Funjika, UNU-WIDER PhD Fellow

Colonial Origin, Ethnicity and Intergenerational Mobility in Africa
4 June**
*This event will take place on Tuesday from 11:30-12:00
Shreshti Rawat, UNU-WIDER PhD Fellow

Inequality of opportunity: informal sector estimates for India and policy implications
12 June
*This seminar is not recorded or streamed.
Amina Ebrahim, UNU-WIDER

Can a wage subsidy system help reduce 50 per cent youth unemployment? Evidence from South Africa
19 June
*This seminar is not recorded or streamed
Charles Gore, UNU-WIDER

Inequality Reduction as a Global Goal: The Nature and Logic of SDG 10
26 June Sanjay Reddy, recent member of the Independent High-level Team of Advisers to ECOSOC​

The UN’s Development Function: Time for Renewal


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