Seminar: Aid, Growth and Macroeconomic Management - Results Meeting

Copenhagen K, Denmark
Friday, January 27, 2012 - 08:30 to 12:00

Address: Chr. Hansen Auditoriet (CSS 34.0.01), Øster Farimagsgade 5, DK-1353 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Summary and videos of the event can be found HERE.

On 27 January 2012 the first ReCom research results meeting was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. The theme of the meeting was Aid & Growth. A summary of key arguments from the event can be found through the link above. At the bottom of this page can be found the draft position paper of the theme, all the slides and a background paper written by Professor Finn Tarp, the Director of UNU-WIDER.

Finn Tarp, Director of UNU-WIDER, kicked off proceedings with an introduction to the topic of 'Aid, Growth and Macroeconomic Management'. He was followed by Channing Arndt, a research associate at WIDER, who presented results relating to the aggregate impact of aid on growth. Sam Jones, also a research associate, spoke next, building on Arndt's talk and unpacking the results to highlight some of the channels through which aid has an impact. Tseday Jemaneh Mekasha spoke next offering some insights from meta-analysis of the relationship between aid, growth and macroeconomics. A time series analysis of 36 African countries was then presented by Katarina Juselius, a professor at the University of Copenhagen. Tony Addison, Chief Economist and Deputy Direct of WIDER concluded the event, summing up the key challenges that future research needs to address.


The Windhoek Vocational Training Centre in Khomasdal is a training centre for artisans. The centre boasts a number of female students across the board. © John Hogg/World Bank

The second results meeting under the theme Aid, Growth and Employment was held in Denmark September 2012. Go here for more details.