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

20 Jun, 2013
TMD Centre, OXCEP Hold China Policy Forum
31 May, 2013
Xiaolan Fu Elected Editor in Chief of Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies
25 Apr, 2013
Xiaolan Fu Invited to Emory University as Pierce Visiting Scholar
22 Apr, 2013
Frances Stewart Awarded 2013 Leontief Prize for Advancing Economic Thought
10 Apr, 2013
TMD Centre and CSIR-STEPRI Hold Workshop in Accra, Ghana
08 Apr, 2013
New Fell Fund Award for Project on Mobile Technologies and Health in India and China
21 Mar, 2013
TMD Researcher Interviewed by Leading Chilean Online Research News Platforms
20 Mar, 2013
Xiaolan Fu Interviewed by Arise News on Chinese Investment in Africa
22 Feb, 2013
Video of Huawei Technologies CEO Lecture Now Available
07 Feb, 2013
BLOG: Corneliu Bjola on the Governance Gap in the Arctic Region