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First Expert Group Meeting on the WESS 2014/2015 held in New York

Staffmembers from across UN/DESA and other UN offices and agencies convened their first expert group meeting on 16 October in New York, to discuss the sketches of the five chapters that will comprise the World Economic and Social Survey 2014/2015 (WESS). DPAD Director, Pingfan Hong, noted that the WESS 2014/2015 theme MDG Lessons for Post-2015 […]

Economics: The User’s Guide

Dr. Ha-Joon Chang, Faculty of Economics at University of Cambridge, was the featured speaker at the Development Policy Seminar held at the UN Headquarters today. Speaking on his most recent book, Economics: The User’s Guide, Dr. Chang introduced a wide range of economic theories, from neo-classical to Schumpetarian, revealing their strengths and weaknesses and demonstrating […]

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

The evolution of wealth, inequality, and the prospects for economic growth were some of the topics highlighted by Professor Thomas Piketty while presenting his volume “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” at the Development Policy Seminar held on 16 April in New York. Based on 15 years of research into the historical dynamics of wealth and […]