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Professor Ravi Kanbur has been appointed as Chair of the WIDER Board

Jan 14, 2016

Ravi Kanbur Appointed Chair of the Board of United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER).
He succeeds Professor Ernest Aryeetey, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, who served as Chair during 2009-2015.

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Prof. Esward Prasad testified before the House Ways and Means Committee

Jan 14, 2016

A written testimony summarizing Dr. Prasad’s views on whether a formal clause on currency manipulation and a mechanism for enforcing it should be part of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. This testimony was presented at a hearing convened by the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Democrats in Washington, DC.  (


Eswar Prasad in the News

Dec 23, 2015

December 17, 2015 The Wall Street Journal “How U.S. Interest Rates Influence the World Economy”

Advanced economies welcome the Fed's move, but many emerging markets may face trouble.