Top global development employers in Finland: A primer

The Helsinki Cathedral is located in the center of the city. Photo by: Marcela / CC BY-NC-ND

For two days this September, young and established scholars confer in Helsinki on an emerging issue in development economics: Does poverty bolster departures from the standard text book theory of rational choice, and do these departures in turn foster poverty and impede development?

The forum is one of the many events organized by the United Nations University’s World Institute for Development Economics Research. Although it organizes similar gatherings in other major global cities, UNU-WIDER has often opted to hold its conferences, lectures and seminars in the Finnish capital, where it is headquartered.

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  • Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.