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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Many heads are different from one: neural basis of group vs individual decisions
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The blind leading the blind: social interactions in financial decision-making
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Are high performers more cooperative?
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Social identity, affective forecast, and psychological hedging
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The political economy of private sector dynamism in the Middle East
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Health policy and reform in sub-Saharan Africa
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Informal economy and piracy in China and Brazil
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Giants who bite their chains?
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University-firm technology transfer in Chile: panel data and case study analysis
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Samuel Galler
Research Student
Douglas Gollin
Professor of Development Economics
Humaira Hansrod
Research Student (PRS)
Jamelia Harris
Research Student (PRS)
Barbara Harriss-White
Professor Emeritus of Development Studies
Pramila Krishnan
Professor of Development Economics
Cintia Kulzer Sacilotto
Research Student
Adeel Malik
Islamic Centre Lecturer in the Economies of Muslim Societies
Ivan Manokha
Departmental Lecturer in International Political Economy

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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
15 Dec, 2016
TMCD completes MNEmerge project with high-level policy engagement conference at UNIDO
10 Dec, 2016
Valpy FitzGerald speaks at UK Global Tax Transparency Summit
02 Dec, 2016
ODID researchers co-host workshop on Twitter diplomacy at UN Office in Geneva
30 Nov, 2016
Harnessing STI progress for sustainable inclusive development: TMCD hosts inaugural Sino-UK Innovation and Development Forum

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22 Apr, 2017
'Re-crafting the Israeli digital narrative'. Corneliu Bjola, Ilan Manor write for Jerusalem Post
11 Apr, 2017
'Embassy tweets are a nifty way for Russia to push buttons'. Ilan Manor cited in The Times
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
29 Sep, 2016
'China’s G20 summit: how not to do message control'. Tristen Naylor writes for G7G20.com

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