Chief Economist / Deputy Director, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki, Finland
Tony Addison is the chief economist and deputy director of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in Helsinki, Finland. Previously he was a professor of development at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom and from 2006 to 2009, executive director of the university's Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) . He was also associate director of the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC). His books include From Conflict to Recovery in Africa (Oxford University Press), Making Peace Work: The Challenges of Economic and Social Reconstruction (Palgrave Macmillan), and Poverty Dynamics: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective (Oxford University Press). Addison was a lead author for The Chronic Poverty Report 2008-09: Escaping Poverty Traps.