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

06 Oct, 2014
New book - Zambia: Building Prosperity from Resource Wealth Co-edited by Christopher Adam
18 Jul, 2014
New Blog Post: Khalid Nadvi Introduces ODS Special Issue on Rising Powers and Global Labour and Environmental Standards
20 May, 2014
ODS Special Issue on Rising Powers and Environmental and Labour Standards Published
12 May, 2014
Paul Krugman to Lecture on 'Stagnation: The New Normal' on 3 June
24 Apr, 2014
Xiaolan Fu Comments for Nature on Redirection of UK Foreign Aid to Innovation
11 Apr, 2014
Diego Sanchez-Ancochea Wins LASA Prize for Co-Authored Article on Costa Rica
27 Mar, 2014
New Blog Post: Corneliu Bjola on Predicting Climate Change Negotiation Outcomes
28 Feb, 2014
Video of UNIDO Director General's Distinguished Guest Lecture on Industrialisation Now Available
17 Feb, 2014
China Daily Interviews Xiaolan Fu on Innovation in China
21 Jan, 2014
UNIDO Director General to Speak on Importance of Industrialization on 13 Feb