Economics of Development

Research on the economics of development has been a long-standing strength of the department. Characterised by an emphasis on the testing of analytical models on primary empirical data, research on this theme engages with the full spectrum of development economics.

The main areas of research include land and labour markets; the microeconomics of firm- and household-level behaviour and productivity; agriculture, urbanisation, structural transformation and growth; technology and innovation; and trade, macroeconomic policy, public investment and debt.

The research groups working on this theme are the International Growth Centre (IGC), jointly with the Department of Economics and the London School of Economics; and the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD). Our researchers are key members of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, which straddles ODID, the Department of Economics and the Blavatnik School of Government.


Fieldwork photo by Jean-Benoit Falisse, DPhil in International Development

21 Jan, 2014
UNIDO Director General to Speak on Importance of Industrialization on 13 Feb
11 Dec, 2013
New WIDER Working Paper by Valpy FitzGerald on International Fiscal Implications of Global Poverty Reduction and Global Public Goods Provision
11 Dec, 2013
Diego Sanchez-Ancochea Co-authors New CROP Poverty Brief on Social Policy Architecture and Poverty Eradication in the Post-MDGs Agenda
28 Nov, 2013
Handbook of Central American Governance: New Book Co-Edited by Diego Sanchez-Ancochea
26 Nov, 2013
Xiaolan Fu and Consortium Win EUR2.5M from EC FP7 for Research on MNEs and Development
16 Jul, 2013
TMD Centre to Host 6th Annual AIE Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Inclusive and Sustainable Development
15 Jul, 2013
Valpy FitzGerald Awarded Honorary Doctorate by University of Madrid
20 Jun, 2013
TMD Centre, OXCEP Hold China Policy Forum
31 May, 2013
Xiaolan Fu Elected Editor in Chief of Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies
25 Apr, 2013
Xiaolan Fu Invited to Emory University as Pierce Visiting Scholar