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

08 Jan, 2013
TMD Centre Director Quoted by People's Daily on China's Interaction with World Economy
18 Dec, 2012
Presentations from ODID, TMD & Cairncross Distinguished Lecture by Professor Wu Jinglian Now Online
14 Dec, 2012
Call for Papers: Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 6th Annual Conference
22 Nov, 2012
Professor Wu Jinglian to Deliver ODID & Cairncross Foundation Distinguished Guest Lecture 5 Dec
09 Nov, 2012
Rodney Hall to Give Invited Lecture on the Social Lives of Money and Global Finance
29 Oct, 2012
TMD Director Appointed Advisor to DFID/ESRC Growth Programme Directorate
11 Sep, 2012
TMD Centre Wins Funds from Cairncross to Research Rising Powers and Global Innovation
09 Jul, 2012
Oxford Latin American Economic History Database Moves to Montevideo
20 Jun, 2012
Douglas Gollin to Join ODID as Professor of Development Economics
30 May, 2012
Dr Corneliu Bjola Shortlisted for New Student Union Teaching Award