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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Social networks, collaborations and high-tech cluster formation in an emerging country: the case o...
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Transportation costs, food markets, and structural transformation in Tanzania
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Macroeconomic dynamics in low-income countries
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Achieving upgrading in agro-based value chains. How participation in different trade trajectories...
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Public investment and natural disasters
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The diverse paths towards universalism in Latin American social policies: the case of pensions in...
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Africa: Policies for Prosperity
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Performing international society
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Diffusion of innovation in low income countries (DILIC)
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Svenja Flechtner
Visiting Fellow
Luis Vargas Faulbaum
Research Student
Ferrán Vega
Research Analyst
Christopher Woodruff
Professor of Development Economics
Rocco Zizzamia
Research Student

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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
26 Apr, 2018
Xiaolan Fu speaks at Alibaba global SME summit
19 Apr, 2018
Xiaolan Fu speaks on impact of advances in digital technology on developing countries at UNCTAD meeting
07 Mar, 2018
New article co-authored by Cheryl Doss explores effects of youth migration on labour in African agrarian households
02 Mar, 2018
New research programme to explore African governance
25 Jan, 2018
Research by former DPhil Marco Haenssgen shows mobile phones can worsen healthcare inequalities

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23 Nov, 2017
'There is huge amount of skill and talent in the young, particularly in the diaspora in the region'. Christopher Adam interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today programme about Zimbabwe's economic potential post-Mugabe
22 Nov, 2017
'Damming or damning the Amazon: Assessing Ecuador / China cooperation'. MPhil Max Nathanson writes for mongabay
05 Nov, 2017
'Digital diplomacy 2.0 pushes the boundary'. Corneliu Bjola writes for Global Times
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

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