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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Gender Asset Gap Project
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Survey design and data collection methods for gender analysis
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Workplace surveillance
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Analysing gender myths in rural development
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Political settlements analysis of inclusive growth in Africa
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The Readymade Garment Productivity Project
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Advancing female working onto management in the Bangladeshi garment sector: The Work-progression...
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Aid, labour market dualism and the risk of Dutch disease in low-income countries
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Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group
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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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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
'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
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
03 Jan, 2017
'Why the rise of wearable tech to monitor employees is worrying'. Ivan Manokha writes for The Conversation
23 Nov, 2016
'"Doing Business" Should Stop Promoting Tax Competition'. Valpy FitzGerald co-authors critique of World Bank report in Project Syndicate
29 Sep, 2016
'China’s G20 summit: how not to do message control'. Tristen Naylor writes for G7G20.com
01 Sep, 2016
'G20: Trudeau is Canada’s diplomatic super-weapon as it bids to stay relevant'. Tristen Naylor writes for The Conversation
10 Jun, 2016
'China should continue to invest in science and technology'. Xiaolan Fu interviewed by China Daily
08 Jun, 2016
'To transform Africa’s economies, African companies matter too'. Zainab Usman writes in The Conversation
25 Apr, 2016
'Africa needs smart macroeconomic policies to navigate headwinds'. Christopher Adam writes for The Conversation

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