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.

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Industrial cluster relocation: intra- and extra-cluster linkages using social network analysis...
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Model or mirage? 'Good governance' solutions and the politics of reform in Ghana’s oil i...
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Seed security and agro-biodiversity in eastern Ethiopia
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A multidimensional approach to understanding Chinese HIV civil organisations
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Diplomacy 2.0: framing of countries in times of crisis
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The real deal with land deals: consensus building, women's autonomy and individual wellbeing...
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Valuation of early-stage technology
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Agricultural development, mechanization and rental markets: theory and empirics from Ghana and Eth...
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Understanding innovation in Low Income Countries
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Muhammad Meki
OCIS Lecturer in Islamic Finance
Helena Mika
Research Assistant, Gender and Rural Transformation
Nwamaka Chidera Ogbonna
Research Student
Sudheesh R.C.
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Ignacio Schiappacasse
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Liu Shi
Research Student
Nika Soon-Shiong
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Svenja Flechtner
Visiting Fellow
Luis Vargas Faulbaum
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23 May, 2019
New article co-authored by Xiaolan Fu examines impact of interactions between innovation players
25 Apr, 2019
New book co-edited by Adeel Malik offers detailed picture of ‘crony capitalism’ in Middle East
24 Apr, 2019
Xiaolan Fu gives keynote on multinationals and local capacity building
04 Apr, 2019
Increasing trade in clean technologies holds great potential for developing countries, new report finds
01 Feb, 2019
New book by Tristen Naylor examines ‘social closure’ and management of international society
17 Jan, 2019
New book by DPhil Ilan Manor explores digitalization of public diplomacy
21 Dec, 2018
New book co-edited by Corneliu Bjola explores use of digital technology for disinformation
19 Dec, 2018
Article co-authored by Xiaolan Fu about impact of returnees on Chinese firms wins IBR Best Journal Paper Award
22 Nov, 2018
New article co-authored by Ilan Manor explores social media framing of 2014 Gaza War by Israeli MFA
22 Nov, 2018
TMCD co-hosts third China-UK Innovation and Development Forum in China

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15 Apr, 2019
'Nueva diplomacia: cómo son los embajadores 2.0'. Corneliu Bjola writes about diplomatic engagement online for Argentina's Noticias
05 Feb, 2019
'New means of workplace surveillance'. Ivan Manokha writes for Monthly Review on the history and current state of play in employee surveillance
08 Jan, 2019
'The specter of bots and trolls'. DPhil Ilan Manor and Patrick Thewlis write for the Jerusalem Post
30 Oct, 2018
'Opposing labour market Uberculosis'. Ivan Manokha writes for openDemocracy on the significance of the recent strike by Uber workers
30 Oct, 2018
'How not taxing the rich got Pakistan into another fiscal crisis'. Adeel Malik writes for Al Jazeera
15 Jun, 2018
'If you overuse memes (like the Russian embassy in London) you risk further controversy'. Corneliu Bjola cited in article in The Hill
03 May, 2018
'Cambridge Analytica’s closure is a pyrrhic victory for data privacy'. Ivan Manokha writes for The Conversation
09 Apr, 2018
'Diplomacy has been "weaponized" with memes, trolling, online polls'. Corneliu Bjola cited in NBC news article 9 April
08 Mar, 2018
'Chinese company files more European patent applications than any other'. Xiaolan Fu comments for China Daily
19 Dec, 2017
'Reaping the benefits of digital public diplomacy'. Corneliu Bjola and Ilan Manor write for the Jerusalem Post

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