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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Industrial cluster relocation: intra- and extra-cluster linkages using social network analysis...
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Model or mirage? 'Good governance' solutions and the politics of reform in Ghana’s oil i...
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Seed security and agro-biodiversity in eastern Ethiopia
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A multidimensional approach to understanding Chinese HIV civil organisations
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Diplomacy 2.0: framing of countries in times of crisis
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The real deal with land deals: consensus building, women's autonomy and individual wellbeing...
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Valuation of early-stage technology
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Agricultural development, mechanization and rental markets: theory and empirics from Ghana and Eth...
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Understanding innovation in Low Income Countries
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Ivan Manokha
Departmental Lecturer in International Political Economy
Muhammad Meki
OCIS Lecturer in Islamic Finance
Helena Mika
Research Assistant, Gender and Rural Transformation
Nwamaka Chidera Ogbonna
Research Student
Sudheesh R.C.
Research Student
Diego Sánchez-Ancochea
Professor of the Political Economy of Development and Head of Department
Ignacio Schiappacasse
Research Student
Liu Shi
Research Student
Nika Soon-Shiong
Research Student

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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
21 Dec, 2018
New book co-edited by Corneliu Bjola explores use of digital technology for disinformation
19 Dec, 2018
Article co-authored by Xiaolan Fu about impact of returnees on Chinese firms wins IBR Best Journal Paper Award
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

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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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