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Most downloaded research from the European Economics Review

13 November 2017

Professors John Rand and Finn Tarp from the Development Economics Research Group (DERG) at the Department of Economics have together with Trinity College, Dublin Professor Carol Newman and Theo Talbot published a comprehensive research study in the European Economics Review (EER), which is now registered as the most downloaded research from the EER.

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New video presentations on DERG directed data collection in Vietnam

16 October 2017

Video presentations on DERG directed data collection in Vietnam now available

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Thomas Markussen publishes paper in European Economic Review

26 September 2016

Together with Louis Putterman and Jean-Robert Tyran, Thomas Markussen has published a paper titled “Judicial Error and Cooperation” in European Economic Review.

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New video on global inequality

08 September 2016

New video on global inequality, featuring DERG Coordianator Finn Tarp.

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"Scaling-up Research and Capacity Building for Improved Development Policy in Mozambique"

26 May 2016

Der er indgået aftale mellem udviklingsøkonomigruppen (DERG) ved Økonomisk Institut og Ministry of Economics and Finance i Mozambique om et samarbejde de kommende fire år.

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Vækst og udvikling i Tanzania

26 October 2015

Der er indgået aftale mellem  udviklingsøkonomigruppen (DERG) ved Økonomisk Institut og Department of Economics ved University of Dar es Salaam om et tre-årigt samarbejde.

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Sam Jones and Finn Tarp get study entitled “Does foreign aid harm political institutions?” accepted by Journal of Development Economics

26 October 2015

The notion that foreign aid harms the institutions of recipient governments remains prevalent.

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Interview with Finn Tarp on Sustainable Development Goals

02 October 2015

DERG coordinator Finn Tarp recently gave a lengthy interview to Kristeligt Dagblad on

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Sam Jones and Finn Tarp publish article in World Bank Economic Review (WBER) with Channing Arndt

01 September 2015

In recent years, academic studies have been converging towards the view that foreign aid
promotes aggregate economic growth.

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Finn Tarp publishes article in Sustainability

26 May 2015

We adopt a multi-sectoral approach and consider the full range of climate projections

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Finn Tarp publishes article in Climatic Change

26 May 2015

In this article, we assert that developing countries are much better prepared to undertake negotiations at the Conference of the Parties in Paris (CoP21) as compared to CoP15 in Copenhagen.

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John Rand and Finn Tarp publish article in European Economic Review

22 May 2015

This paper explores the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and the productivity of host country domestic firms.

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Tseday Mekasha and Finn Tarp publish article in World Development

21 May 2015

The Herzer et al. (2014) comment on our article (Lof et al., 2014) addresses two issues.

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Tseday Mekasha and Finn Tarp publish article in World Development

20 May 2015

This study provides a replication of the empirical results reported by Nowak-Lehmann, Dreher, Herzer, Klasen, and Martínez-Zarzoso (2012) (henceforth NDHKM).

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Finn Tarp publishes article in Land Economics

20 May 2015

This paper explores the effect of land titling on agricultural productivity in Vietnam and the productivity effects of single versus joint titling for husband and wife.

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Sam Jones and Finn Tarp publish article in World Development

18 May 2015

This paper confirms recent evidence of a positive impact of aid on growth and widens the scope of evaluation to a range of outcomes including proximate sources of growth...

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Finn Tarp editor of special issue of World Development

07 May 2015

This is an introduction to the UNU-WIDER special issue of World Development on aid policy and the macroeconomic management of aid.

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Finn Tarp publishes article in Greenhous Gases: Science and Technology

06 May 2015

This research studies whether the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol achieves its objective of emission reductions in the host countries.

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Finn Tarp publishes article in Natural Resources Forum

05 May 2015

One of the dualobjectives of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol is to assist host countries in achieving sustainable development.

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Finn Tarp publishes article in Journal of Economic Integration

05 May 2015

International economic integration has been a central policy goal for the Vietnam government since the doi moi reform was initiated in 1986. We explore the Vietnamese increasing integration into the world market and bouts of high inflation.

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César Salazar-Espinoza, Sam Jones and Finn Tarp have published an article in Food Policy

14 April 2015

The paper entitled “Weather shocks and cropland decisions in rural Mozambique” has been published by Food Policy.

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Sam Jones publishes a paper in the Journal of Economic Inequality

08 April 2015

Together with co-authors Vincenzo Salvucci and Channing Arndt, Sam Jones has recently published a paper in the Journal of Economic Inequality.

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Global Development Professors: Let´s fight corruption in Africa effectively

12 January 2015

Surprisingly, academics argue that European countries should not cut the funding when they uncover that part of their development assistance to Africa has ended up in the wrong pockets.

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Sam Jones has published an article in the Journal of African Economies

01 September 2014

The last 15 years have seen major changes to education systems in East Africa.

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Thomas Markussen og Finn Tarp får accepteret forskningsartikel i Journal of Development Economics

05 March 2014

This paper uses household panel data from rural Vietnam to explore the effects of having a relative in a position of political or bureaucratic power.

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Channing Arndt, Sam Jones og Finn Tarp får accepteret forskningsartikel i World Development

04 March 2014

This paper confirms recent evidence of a positive impact of aid on growth and widens the scope of evaluation to a range of outcomes including proximate sources of growth.

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Sam Jones får optaget forskningsartikel i tidsskriftet World Development

03 March 2014

What determines how much foreign aid donors provide?

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Tseday Jemaneh Mekasha og Finn Tarp publicerer forskningsartikel i Journal of Development Studies

03 March 2014

Some recent literature in the meta-analysis category where results from a range of studies are brought together throws doubt on the ability of foreign aid to foster economic growth and development.

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Carol Newman, John Rand og Finn Tarp publicerer forskningsartikel i World Bank Economic Review (WBER)

03 March 2014

Firm turnover (i.e., firm entry and exit) is a well-recognized source of sector-level productivity growth.

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Finn Tarp publicerer forskningsartikel i Review of Income and Wealth sammen med Carol Newman og Katleen van den Broeck

03 March 2014

Information failures are a major barrier to formal financial saving in low-income countries.

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Katarina Juselius, N. F. Møller og Finn Tarp publicerer forskningsartikel i Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

03 March 2014

The authors comprehensively analyse the long-run effect of foreign aid (ODA) on key macroeconomic variables in 36 sub-Saharan African countries from the mid-1960s to 2007, using a well-specified co-integrated VAR model as statistical benchmark.

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Finn Tarp får optaget forskningsartikel i Journal of International Development sammen med Conor O’Toole

03 March 2014

This paper tests the effect of corruption on the efficiency of capital investment. Using firm-level data from the World Bank Enterprise Surveys, covering 90 developing and transition economies, we consider whether the cost of informal bribe payments distorts the efficient allocation of capital by reducing the marginal return per unit investment.

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Tseday Jemaneh Mekasha og Finn Tarp får accepteret forskningsartikel i World Development sammen med Matthijs Lof

03 March 2014

This study provides a replication of the empirical results reported by Nowak-Lehmann, Dreher, Herzer, Klasen, and Martínez-Zarzoso (2012) (henceforth NDHKM).

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UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN PROFESSOR RECEIVES MEDAL OF HONOR

29 January 2014

On 14 January 2014, the Vietnamese Minister of Planning and Investment (MPI) Bui Quang Vinh presented a Medal of Honour, the highest official award for foreigners, to Copenhagen University Professor Finn Tarp, who is also the Director of the UN University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER).

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New Master of Science (MSc) in Global Development

10 January 2014

Globalisation has radically changed the way people live all over the world. Massive economic growth in the emerging markets and other economies has lifted billions of people out of poverty while many continue to live in poor conditions. The MSc in Global Development provides graduates with the qualifications required to understand, analyse and act in this new and globalised world.

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Thomas Markussen får optaget artikel i Review of Economic Studies

13 August 2013

Entrusting the power to punish to a central authority is a hallmark of civilization, yet informal or horizontal sanctions have attracted more attention of late.

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New appointments in development economics.

26 October 2012

In collaboration with DERG, the Department of Economics has hired three new, permanent staff members.

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Vietnam Recognizes DERG Coordinator

08 December 2011

During the celebrations taking place on 23 November 2011 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Denmark the Vietnamese Minister of Science and Technology Dr Nguyễn Quân awarded the merit "Medal for the Cause of Science and Technology" development to Professor Finn Tarp, coordinator of DERG.

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DERG report makes headlines in Vietnam

14 July 2011

On July 6th, Professor Finn Tarp presented the recently completed report “Characteristics of the Vietnamese Rural Economy: Evidence from a 2010 Rural Household Survey in 12 Provinces of Vietnam” in Hanoi.

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Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-Wider

19 May 2009

Professor Finn Tarp is appointed as Director of United Nations University - World Institute for Development Economics Research

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