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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Many heads are different from one: neural basis of group vs individual decisions
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The blind leading the blind: social interactions in financial decision-making
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Are high performers more cooperative?
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Social identity, affective forecast, and psychological hedging
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The political economy of private sector dynamism in the Middle East
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Health policy and reform in sub-Saharan Africa
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Informal economy and piracy in China and Brazil
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Giants who bite their chains?
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University-firm technology transfer in Chile: panel data and case study analysis
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Samuel Galler
Research Student
Douglas Gollin
Professor of Development Economics
Humaira Hansrod
Research Student
Jamelia Harris
Research Student
Barbara Harriss-White
Professor Emeritus of Development Studies
Pramila Krishnan
Professor of Development Economics
Cintia Kulzer Sacilotto
Research Student
Shaomeng Li
Researcher and Project Coordinator, TMCD
Adeel Malik
Globe Fellow in the Economies of Muslim Societies and Associate Professor

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15 Apr, 2020
New paper co-authored by Xiaolan Fu examines growth impact of Chinese outward foreign direct investment
17 Jan, 2020
Xiaolan Fu reappointed to Council of UN Technology Bank
Audience and presenters at forum
27 Nov, 2019
TMCD hosts 4th China-UK Innovation and Development Forum
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

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02 Apr, 2020
'All’s quiet on the digital front'. Former DPhil student Dr Ilan Manor and Professor Cornelou Bjola authored a blog post examining how the COVID19 pandemic may reshape nations' images
31 Mar, 2020
'Digital diplomacy in the time of the coronavirus pandemic'. Corneliu Bjola co-authored a post with former DPhil student Ilan Manor analysing how effectively ministries of foreign affairs are using social media during the pandemic
20 Mar, 2020
'Italy’s fight against Covid-19 depends on continued solidarity'. ODID Alumna Dr Luisa Enria wrote for Open Democracy on the importance of maintaining solidarity in fighting the coronavirus pandemic in Italy
03 Mar, 2020
'The division of global value chains has been changing'. Xiaolan Fu interviewed by Xinhua Net on the likely impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the Chinese economy
28 Jan, 2020
'Cronies Everywhere'. Kemal Dervis reviews Adeel Malik's book Crony Capitalism in the Middle East for Project Syndicate
24 Dec, 2019
'The Global Corporate Tax Scam Is Under Pressure'. Valpy FitzGerald interviewed by Jacobin magazine
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

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