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

16 May, 2012
New Project to Study Impact of Mobile Technologies on Water Governance in Tanzania Wins £12,000 Skoll Funding
15 May, 2012
Presentations from Oxford Forum on China and World Economy Now Available
11 Apr, 2012
Oxford Forum on China and World Economy to Take Place May 9
23 Feb, 2012
DPhil Student Contributes Chapter to IMF Book on Indonesia and Global Volatility
14 Feb, 2012
Four ODID Academics Participate in Korea Foundation Seminar on Reforming Global Economic Governance
01 Feb, 2012
MSc GGD Students Launch Diplomatic Speaker Lecture Series
27 Jan, 2012
New Working Paper from IGC Tanzania Country Research Programme
29 Nov, 2011
New Special Issue and Special Section on Innovation in Emerging Economies
29 Nov, 2011
Stefan Dercon Gives Keynote at Microinsurance Conference in Brazil
21 Nov, 2011
Xiaolan Fu Wins GBP450,000 ESRC Award to Research Innovation in LICs