Research Staff

Arne Wiig

Research Professor

Current projects

Nov 2020 - Dec 2024

Effects of Externalisation

Completed projects

Mar 2015 - Dec 2017

CEIC-CMI Angola Programme

Jan 2015 - Dec 2017

Inequality in Angola

Jan 2011 - Dec 2014

Poverty and entrepreneurship

Jun 2011 - Dec 2012

Democracy and corruption

Mar 2007 - Dec 2008

Angola: Social Funds

Nov 2007 - Apr 2008

Mid-term review - Bangladesh

Jan 2001 - Jan 2003

Norwegian imports from LDCs

Jan 2001 - Dec 2002

Market access for LDCs

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

CMI Reports

CMI Working Papers

Conference Papers/ Presentations

Popular Presentations and Lectures

Key Qualifications

Wiig is an economist whose professional profile and research interests include: i) globalization  including  migration, climate change,  multinational companies  and corporate social responsibility; ii) poverty dynamics including diversification, vulnerability, job creation and entrepreneurship; and iii) political participation, including voting behaviour and political preferences. Wiig has considerable experience in the use of quantitative empirical methods including field and lab experiments.

Wiig has long lasting  experience in capacity building in research institutions in developing countries, in particular through long term institutional collaboration agreements in Angola, Bangladesh, Namibia and Botswana. Wiig has published extensively on a range of topics within development economics. 

Wiig has during the last three decades been  involved in research and consultancies in Bangladesh, including  several guest visits at  Bangladesh Institute of Development studies,  been  a country advisor on Bangladesh issues to the Norwegian Agency of Development Cooperation and been the coordinator  of a large institutional research programme on 'Poverty and Governance', between CMI and the Centre for Policy Dialogue in Bangladesh.

Wiig is currently a coordinator at CMI in a large capacity building programme in Angola. He is  project leader of projects on CSR in the  world oil industry, local impacts of  diamond production in host communities and experimental analysis on information and accountability. 

Wiig has conducted  research and consultancies for a number of different national and international institutions, including the Norwegian Research Council, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norwegian Ministry of Oil and Energy, The Namibian Ministry of Trade and Industry, Save the Children, NORAD, African Capacity Building Fund, Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). Wiig was the head of an international trade group associated to formative research on SADC (FORPRISA) located at Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA).

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