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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Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group
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Fracturing echo chambers of hate
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Fracturing echo chambers of hate
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Understanding industrial parks
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Helping job seekers in Ethiopia
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The Role of Internationalisation on Technological Capability-Upgrading in Developing Countries...
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Advising on the use of digital diplomacy
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Advising on the use of digital diplomacy
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Improving the work of labour courts in Mexico
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29 Jun, 2017
TMCD research on new way of valuing early-stage technology wins Best Paper award
22 Jun, 2017
New VoxDev platform aims to distil best of development economics research
16 Jun, 2017
TMCD signs new MoU with Chinese Academy of Science to continue research collaboration
12 Apr, 2017
Xiaolan Fu speaks on impact of emerging technologies at UN, ILO meetings
29 Mar, 2017
ODID's digital diplomacy researchers recognised in #SODD16 review
25 Jan, 2017
New book - Tanzania: The Path to Prosperity co-edited by Christopher Adam
15 Dec, 2016
TMCD completes MNEmerge project with high-level policy engagement conference at UNIDO
10 Dec, 2016
Valpy FitzGerald speaks at UK Global Tax Transparency Summit
02 Dec, 2016
ODID researchers co-host workshop on Twitter diplomacy at UN Office in Geneva
30 Nov, 2016
Harnessing STI progress for sustainable inclusive development: TMCD hosts inaugural Sino-UK Innovation and Development Forum

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23 Mar, 2016
'Urbanisation in developing countries: a completely different kettle of fish'. Douglas Gollin and colleagues write in The Conversation
05 Nov, 2015
'The Politics of Economic Diversification in the Middle East'. Adeel Malik writes for Foreign Affairs
21 May, 2015
'Escaping the Middle East’s Violence Trap'. Adeel Malik co-authors article for Project Syndicate
02 Sep, 2014
'Conflict and Development in the Middle East'. Adeel Malik co-authors article for Huffington Post
06 Aug, 2013
'Egypt’s Economy of Dependence'. Adeel Malik co-authors article in New York Times
08 May, 2013
'An Arab Marshall Plan'. Adeel Malik co-authors article for Project Syndicate
13 Oct, 2011
'The economics of the Arab Spring'. Adeel Malik writes for Al Jazeera

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