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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International Growth Centre
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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
Manhal Ali
Research Officer: Productivity and Development, The Readymade Garment Productivity Project
Cinar Baymul
Research Student
Corneliu Bjola
Associate Professor of Diplomatic Studies
Sophie Boote
Research Assistant
Jennifer Cassidy
Departmental Lecturer in Global Governance and Diplomacy
Mihika Chatterjee
Research Student
Carmen Contreras Romero
Research Student
Frances Cossar
Research Student

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08 Oct, 2019
New article co-authored by Cheryl Doss explores household decision-making in rural Senegal
30 Sep, 2019
Cheryl Doss named Honorary Fellow of African Association of Agricultural Economists
14 Jun, 2019
New UNCTAD report explores how countries can build digital skills to support sustainable development
07 Jun, 2019
New book co-authored by Xiaolan Fu explores impact of Chinese, European MNEs in Africa
23 May, 2019
New article co-authored by Xiaolan Fu examines impact of interactions between innovation players
25 Apr, 2019
New book co-edited by Adeel Malik offers detailed picture of ‘crony capitalism’ in Middle East
24 Apr, 2019
Xiaolan Fu gives keynote on multinationals and local capacity building
04 Apr, 2019
Increasing trade in clean technologies holds great potential for developing countries, new report finds
01 Feb, 2019
New book by Tristen Naylor examines ‘social closure’ and management of international society
17 Jan, 2019
New book by DPhil Ilan Manor explores digitalization of public diplomacy

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27 Sep, 2019
'Better seeds could help African farmers grow far more'. The Economist cites research on high-yielding crops by Douglas Gollin and co-authors
15 Apr, 2019
'Nueva diplomacia: cómo son los embajadores 2.0'. Corneliu Bjola writes about diplomatic engagement online for Argentina's Noticias
05 Feb, 2019
'New means of workplace surveillance'. Ivan Manokha writes for Monthly Review on the history and current state of play in employee surveillance
08 Jan, 2019
'The specter of bots and trolls'. DPhil Ilan Manor and Patrick Thewlis write for the Jerusalem Post
30 Oct, 2018
'Opposing labour market Uberculosis'. Ivan Manokha writes for openDemocracy on the significance of the recent strike by Uber workers
30 Oct, 2018
'How not taxing the rich got Pakistan into another fiscal crisis'. Adeel Malik writes for Al Jazeera
15 Jun, 2018
'If you overuse memes (like the Russian embassy in London) you risk further controversy'. Corneliu Bjola cited in article in The Hill
03 May, 2018
'Cambridge Analytica’s closure is a pyrrhic victory for data privacy'. Ivan Manokha writes for The Conversation
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

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