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

10 Apr, 2013
TMD Centre and CSIR-STEPRI Hold Workshop in Accra, Ghana
08 Apr, 2013
New Fell Fund Award for Project on Mobile Technologies and Health in India and China
21 Mar, 2013
TMD Researcher Interviewed by Leading Chilean Online Research News Platforms
20 Mar, 2013
Xiaolan Fu Interviewed by Arise News on Chinese Investment in Africa
22 Feb, 2013
Video of Huawei Technologies CEO Lecture Now Available
07 Feb, 2013
BLOG: Corneliu Bjola on the Governance Gap in the Arctic Region
06 Feb, 2013
ODID's Xiaolan Fu Awarded Professorship
05 Feb, 2013
Huawei Technologies UK CEO to Speak on Internationalisation and Innovation by Chinese Multinational Companies
31 Jan, 2013
Xiaolan Fu Writes on Impact of Chinese FDI on Developing Countries in China Daily
08 Jan, 2013
TMD Centre Director Quoted by People's Daily on China's Interaction with World Economy