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

30 Apr, 2015
Xiaolan Fu Leads Workshop on Technology Facilitation and Capacity Building at UN Symposium
07 Apr, 2015
New book: Digital Diplomacy Co-edited by Corneliu Bjola
02 Feb, 2015
New Book: China's Path to Innovation by Xiaolan Fu
12 Jan, 2015
Conference: Skill Development and Social Transformation in India
06 Jan, 2015
ODID Holds Workshop in Honour of Valpy FitzGerald
16 Dec, 2014
Xiaolan Fu Speaks on Fostering Science, Technology and Innovation at UN General Assembly
02 Dec, 2014
TMCD Publishes Survey Report on Diffusion of Innovation in Low-Income Countries
27 Nov, 2014
New TMCD Video Examines Role of Innovation in Low-Income Countries
04 Nov, 2014
TMCD Co-hosts Innovation and African Development Conference and Training Course in Accra
13 Oct, 2014
Xiaolan Fu Writes in Economist on Open Innovation in Asia