Development economics

In this article, Stefan Dercon, Professor of Development Economics and, currently, Chief Economist at the UK Department for International Development (DFID), questions the role of agriculture in policy narratives for development.

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People » Stefan Dercon

Professor of Development Economics

Stefan Dercon is a development economist applying microeconomics and statistics to problems of development.

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People » Paola Ballon Fernandez

Research Associate, OPHI

Paola's research interest includes structural equation modelling and applied micro-econometrics to development economics.

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People » Doug Gollin

Professor of Development Economics

 
Doug Gollin’s research focusses on economic development and growth, with particular interests in agriculture and structural transformation. His work brings a general equilibrium perspective to issues such as: sectoral differences in productivity; the impacts of agricultural technologies; the role of transport costs in shaping spatial patterns of development; the importance of small firms and self employment in poor countries; and the macroeconomic effects of disease.
 
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People » Janine Aron

James Martin Fellow, Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School; Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of African Economies & Associate Member, Nuffield College

Janine’s research focus includes inflation modelling and forecasting in a range of countries.

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People » Sabina Alkire

Director, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative

Sabina’s research interests include multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis, welfare economics, the capability approach, the measurement of freedoms and human development.

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People » Christopher Adam

Professor of Development Economics and Head of Department

Christopher Adam's research is on the macroeconomics of low-income countries, in particular those of Africa, with a focus on monetary economics and public finance; and growth and structural change in low-income countries. His work uses methods of quantitative macroeconomics including stochastic and deterministic general equilibrium techniques.

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