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Centre for Development Policy and Research

CDPR Staff

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.

Permanent CDPR Staff

Terry McKinley
Director
Terry McKinley

Growth, Human Development, Employment, Inequality and Poverty. Transition Economies (Armenia, China, Mongolia, Uzbekistan); Asia (Indonesia); Africa (South Africa, Zambia); Middle East (Sudan, Yemen).

Robtel Neajai Pailey
Research Officer
Robtel Pailey

Post-war Recovery, Governance, Diasporas and Development, Return/Circular Migration, Citizenship and Nationality, Dual Citizenship, Socio-political and Economic Developments within the West-African Sub-region


Professorial Research Associates

John Weeks
John Weeks

Macroeconomics and poverty reduction, classical political economy, and labour markets


Research Partners

Samantha Ashman
Research Partner
Sam Ashman

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

Hannah Bargawi
Research Partner
Hannah Bargawi 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
  • Tel: 020 7898 4496
  • Email: hb19@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 476
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays from 11:00 to 13:00

Kate Bayliss
Research Partner
Kate Bayliss

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. 

Carlos Castel Branco
Research Partner
Carlos Castel Branco

Director, Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Económicos (IESE), Maputo, Mozambique


C.P. Chandrasekhar
Research Partner
C.P. Chandrasekhar

Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University and IDEAs, India

Giovanni Cozzi
Research Partner
Giovanni Cozzi

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.


Andrew M. Fischer
Research Partner
Andrew Fischer

Senior Lecturer in Population and Social Policy, Convenor of the Poverty Studies MA, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam

Alemayehu Geda
Research Partner
Alemayehu Geda

Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia


Antonio Carlos Macedo
Research Partner
Antonio Carlos Macedo

Professor, Institute of Economics, University of Campinas, Brazil

Seeraj Mohamed
Research Partner
Seeraj Mohamed

Director, Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development Research Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


Pranab Mukhopadhyay
Research Partner
Pranab Mukhopadhyay

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Goa and IDEAs, India

Susan Newman
Research Partner
Susan Newman

International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University of Rotterdam


Nicolas Pons-Vignon
Research Partner
Nicolas Pons-Vignon

Senior Researcher, Corporate Strategy and Industrial Development Research Programme, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

John Serieux
Research Partner
Staff Silhouette

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada


Andong Zhu
Research Partner
Andong Zhu

Director, Center for Political Economy Research, Beijing, China

Andy Sumner
Research Partner
Andy Sumner

Research Fellow in the Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction Team at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK