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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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 and Head of Department
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
Mihika Chatterjee
Research Student
Carmen Contreras Romero
Research Student
Frances Cossar
Research Student
Cheryl Doss
Senior Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics and Associate Professor

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22 Nov, 2018
New article co-authored by Ilan Manor explores social media framing of 2014 Gaza War by Israeli MFA
22 Nov, 2018
TMCD co-hosts third China-UK Innovation and Development Forum in China
07 Nov, 2018
New article co-authored by John Gledhill and DPhil Richard Dolan explores impact of globalization on social divides in emerging economies
25 Oct, 2018
New article co-authored by Diego Sánchez‐Ancochea explores segmentation in Latin America's social policy
12 Oct, 2018
Douglas Gollin gives keynote at 20th annual BIOECON conference
23 Jul, 2018
TMCD wins funding to research new digital business model aimed at empowering poorest
11 Jun, 2018
Xiaolan Fu speaks at inauguration of new UN Technology Bank
11 Jun, 2018
New article by Corneliu Bjola, Ilan Manor explores impact of digitalisation on ‘two-level game theory’ of international negotiations
08 May, 2018
New article co-authored by Xiaolan Fu explores reverse learning by emerging market MNEs
26 Apr, 2018
Douglas Gollin speaks at World Bank Agriculture Policies Community of Practice

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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
19 Dec, 2017
'Reaping the benefits of digital public diplomacy'. Corneliu Bjola and Ilan Manor write for the Jerusalem Post
14 Dec, 2017
'To Mr Modi's credit he hasn't destroyed it, but he is not the originator of it'. BBC quotes Nikita Sud in article exploring Indian leader Narendra Modi's development model in Gujarat
12 Dec, 2017
'Emmanuel Macron a profité du vide laissé par les États-Unis depuis l’arrivée de Donald Trump'. Corneliu Bjola quoted by La Croix in article that explores how California is taking note of French leadership on the climate
04 Dec, 2017
'Can the broken Saudi economic model be reformed?'. Adeel Malik writes for TRT world

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