Finn Tarp

Finn Tarp

Professor

Member of:

  • Development Economics Research Group

Knowledge of languages

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 Economics.
  • 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.

Employment

  • 2002 - present Professor of Development Economics, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen.
  • 2009 - 2018 Director, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 1996 - present Coordinator of the University of Copenhagen Development Economics Research Group (DERG).
  • 2000 - 2002 Visiting Professor, National Economics University (NEU), Hanoi, Vietnam and Senior Economist/Project Coordinator at the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM).
  • 1991 - 2002 Associate Professor in Development Economics, Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 1988 - 1991 Assistant Professor in Development Economics, Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 1987 - 1988 Macroeconomist/Agricultural Planner (Teamleader), FAO/Ministry of Agriculture, Maputo, Mozambique.
  • 1986 - 1987 Project Coordinator/Planning Economist, FAO/Ministry of Agriculture, Maputo, Mozambique.
  • 1981 - 1986 Programme Officer/Economist, Maputo, Mozambique.
  • 1980 - 1981 Economist (FAO Associate Expert), Maputo, Mozambique.
  • 1978 - 1980 Programme Officer (FAO Associate Expert), Mbabane, Swaziland.
  • 1977 - 1978 Instructor, Economic Principles, University of Copenhagen.
  • 1975 - 1976 Research assistant, social cost/benefit project concerning care of the elderly funded by the Organization of Danish Communes.
  • 1975 - 1976 Instructor, Economic Principles, University of Copenhagen.
  • 1971 - 1972 Teacher, primary and secondary school, Aalborg, Denmark.
  • 1970 - 1971 Military service, Denmark.

Professional activities (current)

  • 2019 - present Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Development Research ZEF, University of Bonn.
  • 2018 – present Member of the Academic Advisory Council, Institute of New Structural Economics, University of Peking.
  • 2018 – present Member of the University of Copenhagen review panel under the Research and Inovation Council (KUFIR).
  • 2009 - present Member of the Board, Journal of Development Studies (JDS).
  • 2009 - present Editor, Journal Sustainability Science (SUST).
  • 2004 - present Resource person, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi, Kenya. Since 2015 chair of the thematic group one on poverty, inequality and food security.
  • 2001 - present Invited Member, European Union Development Network (EUDN).
  • 1999 - present External Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade, School of Economics, University of Nottingham.
  • 1998 - present Member, Editorial Board, Journal of International Development (JID).

Special honours

  • November 2015 Conferred a Knighthood, Order of the Dannebrog, by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.
  • January 2014 The Vietnamese Government Medal of Honour for Support to the Planning and Investment System.
  • November 2011 The Vietnamese Government Development Merit ‘Medal for the Cause of Science and Technology’.
  • August 1996 The University of Copenhagen Institute of Economics’ Award for excellent and inspiring teaching.
  • January 1979 The Zeuthen award of the Danish Economic Society (Socialøkonomisk Samfund) based on the thesis Growth and Income Distribution in Developing Countries.

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