Development Economics

Group Convenor: Stefan Dercon

The Development Economics research group is part of a large and active community of researchers within Oxford analysing development issues from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective. Many group members are associated with the Centre for the Study of African Economies and work closely with colleagues in the Department for International Development. In collaboration with CSAE, the research group supports researchers and students in undertaking field research in developing countries, in Africa and elsewhere.

There are two seminar series in development economics in each term of the academic year. The Tuesday seminar series is devoted primarily to outside speakers. The Wednesday seminar series is a more informal affair at which students and researchers are encouraged to present work in progress.

CSAE Lunchtime Seminar series

CSAE Research Workshops

Recent Publications

• James Fenske, "Ecology, Trade, and States in Pre-Colonial Africa", Journal of the European Economic Association, 2014.

• Clément Imbert, "Labor Market Impact of Social Programs: Evidence from India's Employment Guarantee" (with John Papp). American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, forthcoming.

• Simon Quinn, "Microenterprise Growth and the Flypaper Effect: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Ghana" (with Marcel Fafchamps, David McKenzie and Chris Woodruff). Journal of Development Economics, 2014.

• Ingo Outes Leon, "Offering rainfall insurance to informal insurance groups: Evidence from a field experiment in Ethiopia" (with Dercon, S., R. Vargas Hill, D. Clarke, A. Seyoum Taffesse). Journal of Development Economics, 2014.

• Climent Quintana-Domeque, "The Weight of the Crisis: Evidence from Newborns in Argentina" (with Carlos Bozzoli). Review of Economics and Statistics, 2014

If you would like to find out more about the research and activities of the research group then please contact the convenor.