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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Fieldwork photo by Jean-Benoit Falisse, DPhil in International Development

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Technology & Management Centre for Development
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Social interactions and stability of social preferences
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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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Perceived income inequality and corruption
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Social interactions and stability of social preferences
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Christopher Adam
Professor of Development Economics and Head of Department
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
Xiaolan Fu
Professor of Technology and International Development

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19 Apr, 2018
Xiaolan Fu speaks on impact of advances in digital technology on developing countries at UNCTAD meeting
07 Mar, 2018
New article co-authored by Cheryl Doss explores effects of youth migration on labour in African agrarian households
02 Mar, 2018
New research programme to explore African governance
25 Jan, 2018
Research by former DPhil Marco Haenssgen shows mobile phones can worsen healthcare inequalities
15 Jan, 2018
Cheryl Doss elected President of International Association for Feminist Economics
14 Dec, 2017
TMCD co-hosts second China-UK Innovation and Development Forum
04 Dec, 2017
TMCD to host China-UK Development and Innovation Forum
21 Nov, 2017
Xiaolan Fu advises on new UNCTAD report on building digital competencies
20 Nov, 2017
New article co-authored by Xiaolan Fu explores links between ODI and innovation in China
03 Nov, 2017
Three ODID MPhil students and team win 2017 Geneva Challenge with jobs app

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09 Apr, 2018
'Diplomacy has been "weaponized" with memes, trolling, online polls'. Corneliu Bjola cited in NBC news article 9 April
08 Mar, 2018
'Chinese company files more European patent applications than any other'. Xiaolan Fu comments for China Daily
19 Dec, 2017
'Reaping the benefits of digital public diplomacy'. Corneliu Bjola and Ilan Manor write for the Jerusalem Post
14 Dec, 2017
'To Mr Modi's credit he hasn't destroyed it, but he is not the originator of it'. BBC quotes Nikita Sud in article exploring Indian leader Narendra Modi's development model in Gujarat
12 Dec, 2017
'Emmanuel Macron a profité du vide laissé par les États-Unis depuis l’arrivée de Donald Trump'. Corneliu Bjola quoted by La Croix in article that explores how California is taking note of French leadership on the climate
04 Dec, 2017
'Can the broken Saudi economic model be reformed?'. Adeel Malik writes for TRT world
23 Nov, 2017
'There is huge amount of skill and talent in the young, particularly in the diaspora in the region'. Christopher Adam interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today programme about Zimbabwe's economic potential post-Mugabe
22 Nov, 2017
'Damming or damning the Amazon: Assessing Ecuador / China cooperation'. MPhil Max Nathanson writes for mongabay
05 Nov, 2017
'Digital diplomacy 2.0 pushes the boundary'. Corneliu Bjola writes for Global Times
17 Aug, 2017
'Chinese researchers put value on ideas'. China Daily highlights research by TMCD on valuing new technologies

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