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.


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

29 Nov, 2011
New Special Issue and Special Section on Innovation in Emerging Economies
29 Nov, 2011
Stefan Dercon Gives Keynote at Microinsurance Conference in Brazil
21 Nov, 2011
Xiaolan Fu Wins GBP450,000 ESRC Award to Research Innovation in LICs
04 Nov, 2011
Xiaolan Fu Edits New Book on China's Role in Global Economic Recovery
10 Jul, 2011
PTMD-led Programme Using Mobile Phones Helps Farmers in India