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 (PRS)
Jamelia Harris
Research Student (PRS)
Barbara Harriss-White
Professor Emeritus of Development Studies
Margaryta Klymak
Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics
Pramila Krishnan
Professor of Development Economics
Cintia Kulzer Sacilotto
Research Student
Shaomeng Li
Research Officer, TMCD

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15 Jan, 2018
Cheryl Doss elected President of International Association for Feminist Economics
14 Dec, 2017
TMCD co-hosts second China-UK Innovation and Development Forum
04 Dec, 2017
TMCD to host China-UK Development and Innovation Forum
21 Nov, 2017
Xiaolan Fu advises on new UNCTAD report on building digital competencies
20 Nov, 2017
New article co-authored by Xiaolan Fu explores links between ODI and innovation in China
03 Nov, 2017
Three ODID MPhil students and team win 2017 Geneva Challenge with jobs app
16 Oct, 2017
Multinational Enterprises and Sustainable Development: New book co-edited by Xiaolan Fu
16 Oct, 2017
New project to explore productivity in Ethiopia's industrial parks
18 Sep, 2017
Pramila Krishnan awarded title of Professor in Recognition of Distinction exercise
08 Aug, 2017
ODID researchers develop new way of valuing technology start-ups

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17 Aug, 2017
'Chinese researchers put value on ideas'. China Daily highlights research by TMCD on valuing new technologies
06 Jul, 2017
'G20 summit: who will take the US’s place as a global leader?'. Tristen Naylor writes for The Conversation
09 Jun, 2017
'From Russia with likes: embassy tweets prove a hit for Moscow'. Ilan Manor cited in Financial Times
22 Apr, 2017
'Re-crafting the Israeli digital narrative'. Corneliu Bjola, Ilan Manor write for Jerusalem Post
11 Apr, 2017
'Embassy tweets are a nifty way for Russia to push buttons'. Ilan Manor cited in The Times
07 Apr, 2017
'Diplomacy in the digital age'. Corneliu Bjola interviewed by Lithuanian co-project with The Economist, IQ
09 Feb, 2017
'The bottom line is we don't have the luxury of neglecting Liberian small- to medium-sized enterprises'. Robtel Neajai Pailey comments for NPR on a conflict between ice-cream businesses in Liberia
09 Feb, 2017
'Why is Denmark creating the world's first digital embassy to deal with Google, Facebook and other technology giants?'. Corneliu Bjola comments for BBC Mundo
17 Jan, 2017
'Trump’s undiplomatic Twitter diplomacy isn’t a joke – it’s a catastrophic risk'. DPhil Jennifer Cassidy co-authors piece for The Conversation
17 Jan, 2017
'Generous friend or reckless bully: Sushma Swaraj’s Twitter diplomacy is a dangerous tightrope walk'. Corneliu Bjola and Ilan Manor quoted in Quartz on Indian Foreign Minister's twiplomatic controversy over Amazon

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