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

22 Apr, 2013
Frances Stewart Awarded 2013 Leontief Prize for Advancing Economic Thought
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