The CDPR draws on the research expertise of the academic staff in the Department of Development Studies, the Department of Economics and other departments within SOAS. These researchers have regional specialities, with particular strengths in Asia, Africa and the Middle East and varied disciplinary backgrounds, including economics, political economy, political science and sociology.
Researcher at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Visiting Researcher at the Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development Research Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Aid, Debt and International Financial Institutions; Links between Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty and Inequality; Commodities, Agriculture and Rural Development; Feminist Economics, Gender and Intra-household research; Africa; Middle East
The impact of privatisation and commercialisation; public and private sector systems of provision; infrastructure development; utilities; role of domestic private sector in basic service delivery, equity impact of institutional and infrastructure reform.
Financial globalization and free-cross border capital mobility, capital controls, financial and currency crises, and financial and real sector linkages. Political Economy of Development, Development Finance and Economics.
Post-war Recovery, Armed Conflict, Governance, Diasporas and Development, Return/Circular Migration, Citizenship and Nationality, Dual Citizenship, Socio-political and Economic Developments within the West-African Sub-region