Human capital has been identified not only as a key determinant of growth and poverty alleviation, but as critical for human development. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and now the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have further highlighted the importance of health and education as crucial welfare improving mechanisms.
The aim of this UNU-WIDER development conference is to contribute to a better understanding of these topics by shedding light on the interactions of human capital accumulation and growth, both at micro and macro levels. The conference, which will bring together some 100–150 academics and researchers from all over the world will consist of plenary sessions with keynote speakers, parallel sessions with contributed papers, and a poster session.
Scheduled keynote speakers are Pascaline Dupas (Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Stanford University) and Felipe Barrera-Osorio (Associate Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education).
For more, see the conference announcement on the UNU-WIDER website.