With inequality much in the news of late, UNU-WIDER currently has a Call for Papers out for our conference on 'Inequality--measurement, trends, impacts, and policy' (the call is open until 15 May). The conference takes place 5-6 September 2014, here in Helsinki. It builds on UNU-WIDER's long standing reputation in the economics of inequality and poverty. Our recent publications in the area include Andrea Cornia's book Falling Inequality in Latin America: Policy Changes and Lessons (Oxford University Press for UNU-WIDER) as well as the special issue of the Review of Income and Wealth, on 'Poverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics', edited by Markus Jantti, Ravi Kanbur, and Jukka Pirttila.
This April issue of Angle leads off with an article by Jukka Pirttila on what behavioural economics might tell us about development policy. Jukka is a new Finnish colleague at UNU-WIDER, and is on leave from the University of Tampere, where he is a professor of economics.
April's GUESTAngle welcomes Justin Lin and Yang Wang on opportunities for Africa's economic growth and diversification in light of global economic developments, and China's own structural transformation. The latter is making available millions of jobs in the parts of the value chain that China is now moving out of.
This month's VIDEOAngle is an interview by Carl-Gustav Linden with our new colleague Wisdom Akpalu, based in Ghana. Wisdom is an expert on natural resources...