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CURRICULUM VITAE (February 2019) NAME Finn Tarp NATIONALITY Danish DATE OF BIRTH 13 April 1951 MARITAL STATUS Married, two children (born 1980 and 1984) LANGUAGES Danish (mother tongue), English and Portuguese (excellent), Spanish

(communication skills), German and French (out of practice) Websites:

1. Personal homepage, University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics:

2. Official profile, University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics:

3. Official profile, UNU-WIDER: A. EDUCATION 1989 - 1992 University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Doctoral dissertation (lic. polit.) in

Economics. 1977 - 1978 University of Copenhagen, Denmark. M.Sc. (cand. polit.) in Economics. 1976 - 1977 University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, USA. Graduate student of Econo-

mics. 1972 - 1976 University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Student of Economics (stud. polit.). 1967 - 1970 Aalborg Katedralskole, Denmark. Danish studentereksamen. High school with

specialization in mathematics and physics.


B. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2009 - present Director, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland. The World Institute for

Development Economics Research (WIDER) is the first research and training centre of the United Nations University (UNU), established in Helsinki, Finland and operational from 1985. UNU-WIDER undertakes applied research and policy analyses on global development and poverty issues. The Director holds overall responsibility for the research and management of the Institute, including the design and implementation of the research programme within the policies and guidelines set out by the WIDER Board and the UNU Council. Researchers include resident research staff, a global research network, and a series of top-level international external project directors. For full details visit the UNU-WIDER website:

2002 - present Professor of Development Economics, Department of Economics, University

of Copenhagen. Duties have included regular teaching and departmental tasks in addition to research and research supervision as well as the organization of international Ph.D. courses and seminars, international collaboration and conferences, teaching, advisory work for Danida and other development agencies, and coordination of the Development Economics Research Group (DERG). International collaboration includes large scale field level activities in Vietnam and Mozambique funded from a variety of bilateral and multilateral sources. Duties involve frequent travel to these two and many other developing countries. Other duties have included being a member of the International and the Research Committees at the Department of Economics and supervisor of a very large number of Ph.D. and M.Sc. students. Activities at the University of Copenhagen are presently more limited due to the assignment as Director of UNU-WIDER.

1996 - present Coordinator of the University of Copenhagen Development Economics

Research Group (DERG). DERG involves both permanent and temporary staff and Ph.D. students at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen and elsewhere. Visit the DERG homepage for further information:

2000 - 2002 Visiting Professor, National Economics University (NEU), Hanoi, Vietnam

and Senior Economist/Project Coordinator at the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM). Danida funded support project implemented by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) entitled Strengthening the development research and policy analysis capacity at CIEM. Duties included teaching at NEU, capacity building, research and advisory activities related to research studies and reports prepared at CIEM as well as project management.

1991 - 2002 Associate Professor in Development Economics, Institute of Economics,

University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Duties included teaching at under-


graduate and graduate level, thesis advice at graduate and doctoral level, and own research as well as curriculum development. The establishment and coordination of the development economics unit of the Institute and a joint programme of research with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) can also be referred to. Organized a series of internationally recognized Ph.D. courses for Ph.D. students enrolled at Nordic universities and elsewhere.

Other duties included: From 1991-94 secretary of the Board of the Institute of

Economics with a range of administrative and supervisory duties. From 1993-2000 Head of the Computer (i.e., Information Technology) Committee, and from 1994 a member of the International Committee. Also member of the board of the University of Copenhagen Centre for African Studies (CAS) and Head of CAS during a six-months interim period in 1992.

1988 - 1991 Assistant Professor in Development Economics, Institute of Economics,

University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Duties included teaching at under-graduate and graduate level, thesis advice to graduate students, and own doctoral research as well as curriculum development in the area of develop-ment economics.

1987 - 1988 Macroeconomist/Agricultural Planner (Team Leader), FAO/Ministry of Agri-

culture, Maputo, Mozambique. UNDP/FAO project MOZ/86/007 - Support to Agricultural Planning and Policy Analysis. Reporting directly to the National Director of Agricultural Economics duties included assisting the Directorate in the establishment and operation of a Macroeconomic and Policy Analysis Unit and advising the Director on the following matters: agricultural sector analysis, formulation and periodic review of agricultural sector strategies, agri-cultural and rural development programmes, agricultural policy analysis and the impact on agriculture of macroeconomic policy.

Other duties included responsibility for supervising and participating in the

preparation of a series of economic studies, screening candidates for study fellowships and arranging their training, preparing terms of reference for project consultants, in-service training of project counterpart staff, supervising the work of international project staff and carrying out administrative duties related to the condition of international Team Leader.

1986 - 1987 Project Coordinator/Planning Economist, FAO/Ministry of Agriculture,

Maputo, Mozambique. Project TCP/MOZ/4506 - Support to Project Identi-fication, Analysis and Formulation. Reporting directly to the National Director of Agricultural Economics, the following duties were carried out: coordination and programming of all activities of the FAO project, support to the organization and implementation of the work of the Directorate in the fields of project identification, formulation, appraisal and evaluation, assessment of longer term needs for technical cooperation in the field of agricultural project


planning, and training of national counterparts. 1981 - 1986 Programme Officer/Economist, Maputo, Mozambique. Reporting directly to

the FAO Representative for Mozambique and Swaziland responsible for monitoring and analysing the economic and agricultural development of Mo-zambique and Swaziland. This included the preparation of general economic reports and agricultural sector studies, project identification, formulation, ap-praisal and evaluation, collaborative work with visiting consultants and mis-sions and other duties related to effective programme management such as the drafting of correspondence of a day-to-day nature, the organization and supervision of other staff in the FAO Office, including Associate Programme Officers and Junior Professional Trainees.

In addition, deputizing for the FAO Representative on a continuing basis and

serving as Acting FAO Representative during his absence including several 2-3 months periods (totalling well over a year) were part of duties carried out. This meant that high level negotiations with Government officials were performed and that close relationships with UNDP and other UN and non-UN bodies in the two countries of assignment, including members of the diploma-tic corps and bilateral aid-missions, were maintained.

1980 - 1981 Economist (FAO Associate Expert), Maputo, Mozambique. Integrated in the

Planning Division of the State Forestry Enterprise Mademo, responsible for the elaboration of the 1982 central plan, the training of national staff in general statistical, and other duties. Subsequently transferred to the Planning Office of the Forestry Department of the Ministry of Agriculture with responsibility for reorganizing the office, formulating project documents, preparing economic evaluations of projects, and producing a methodology for planning and control of projects in the forestry sector, and training.

1978 - 1980 Programme Officer (FAO Associate Expert), Mbabane, Swaziland. Under the

overall supervision of the UNDP Resident Representative and the direct super-vision of the Acting SAA/FAO C.R., a variety of duties were carried out including monitoring and evaluating the FAO programme, project identifica-tion and formulation, preparation of reports and sector studies for submission to FAO HQ, and local professional support to visiting consultants. In addition, the Acting SAA/FAO C.R. was assisted in his duties as Director of Research and Planning