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

05 Feb, 2013
Huawei Technologies UK CEO to Speak on Internationalisation and Innovation by Chinese Multinational Companies
31 Jan, 2013
Xiaolan Fu Writes on Impact of Chinese FDI on Developing Countries in China Daily
08 Jan, 2013
TMD Centre Director Quoted by People's Daily on China's Interaction with World Economy
18 Dec, 2012
Presentations from ODID, TMD & Cairncross Distinguished Lecture by Professor Wu Jinglian Now Online
14 Dec, 2012
Call for Papers: Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 6th Annual Conference
22 Nov, 2012
Professor Wu Jinglian to Deliver ODID & Cairncross Foundation Distinguished Guest Lecture 5 Dec
09 Nov, 2012
Rodney Hall to Give Invited Lecture on the Social Lives of Money and Global Finance
29 Oct, 2012
TMD Director Appointed Advisor to DFID/ESRC Growth Programme Directorate
11 Sep, 2012
TMD Centre Wins Funds from Cairncross to Research Rising Powers and Global Innovation
09 Jul, 2012
Oxford Latin American Economic History Database Moves to Montevideo