Economic Development and International Institutions

Development economics has been a long-standing research strength of the department, with innovative work ranging from rural poverty and enterprise technology, through macroeconomic policy and aid strategy, to international trade and foreign investment. This work is characterised by an emphasis on the testing of analytical models on primary empirical data.

In recent years, a new focus on the international economic institutions has emerged, addressing issues of financial governance, international taxation and environmental regulation.

The research groups working on this theme are the International Growth Centre (IGC), jointly with the Oxford Department of Economics and London School of Economics; and the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD). There are also a number of senior scholars in the department with individual research projects in this field.

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International Growth Centre
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Technology & Management Centre for Development
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Social interactions and stability of social preferences
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Secret diplomacy in the age of global disclosures
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Doing diplomacy in the social media age: the theory and practice of e-diplomacy
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Business power and agency in global governance
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South-South trade and the political economy of tea in Sri Lanka
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Assisting job search in low-employment communities
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MNEmerge project: MNEs and global development
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Christopher Adam
Professor of Development Economics and Head of Department
Cinar Baymul
Research Student
Corneliu Bjola
Associate Professor of Diplomatic Studies
Stefano Caria
Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics
Mihika Chatterjee
Research Student
Carmen Contreras Romero
Research Student
Frances Cossar
Research Student
Cheryl Doss
Senior Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics
Valpy FitzGerald
Professor Emeritus of International Development Finance

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16 Oct, 2017
Multinational Enterprises and Sustainable Development: New book co-edited by Xiaolan Fu
16 Oct, 2017
New project to explore productivity in Ethiopia's industrial parks
18 Sep, 2017
Pramila Krishnan awarded title of Professor in Recognition of Distinction exercise
08 Aug, 2017
ODID researchers develop new way of valuing technology start-ups
29 Jun, 2017
TMCD research on new way of valuing early-stage technology wins Best Paper award
22 Jun, 2017
New VoxDev platform aims to distil best of development economics research
16 Jun, 2017
TMCD signs new MoU with Chinese Academy of Science to continue research collaboration
12 Apr, 2017
Xiaolan Fu speaks on impact of emerging technologies at UN, ILO meetings
29 Mar, 2017
ODID's digital diplomacy researchers recognised in #SODD16 review
25 Jan, 2017
New book - Tanzania: The Path to Prosperity co-edited by Christopher Adam

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17 Aug, 2017
'Chinese researchers put value on ideas'. China Daily highlights research by TMCD on valuing new technologies
06 Jul, 2017
'G20 summit: who will take the US’s place as a global leader?'. Tristen Naylor writes for The Conversation
22 Apr, 2017
'Re-crafting the Israeli digital narrative'. Corneliu Bjola, Ilan Manor write for Jerusalem Post
07 Apr, 2017
'Diplomacy in the digital age'. Corneliu Bjola interviewed by Lithuanian co-project with The Economist, IQ
09 Feb, 2017
'The bottom line is we don't have the luxury of neglecting Liberian small- to medium-sized enterprises'. Robtel Neajai Pailey comments for NPR on a conflict between ice-cream businesses in Liberia
09 Feb, 2017
'Why is Denmark creating the world's first digital embassy to deal with Google, Facebook and other technology giants?'. Corneliu Bjola comments for BBC Mundo
17 Jan, 2017
'Trump’s undiplomatic Twitter diplomacy isn’t a joke – it’s a catastrophic risk'. DPhil Jennifer Cassidy co-authors piece for The Conversation
17 Jan, 2017
'Generous friend or reckless bully: Sushma Swaraj’s Twitter diplomacy is a dangerous tightrope walk'. Corneliu Bjola and Ilan Manor quoted in Quartz on Indian Foreign Minister's twiplomatic controversy over Amazon
03 Jan, 2017
'Why the rise of wearable tech to monitor employees is worrying'. Ivan Manokha writes for The Conversation
23 Nov, 2016
'"Doing Business" Should Stop Promoting Tax Competition'. Valpy FitzGerald co-authors critique of World Bank report in Project Syndicate

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