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Department of Economics

Research Students in the Economics Department

Recently awarded PhDs in the Economics Department
NameTitle
Judith TysonThe Expansion of Financial Access and Financial Development in Kenya
James George Edward MeadwayStocks, flows and uncertainty:  Critical problems in the stock-flow consistent approach to monetary economies.
Jun DuAgricultural Transition in China:  Domestic and International Perspectives on Technology and Institutional Change
Rashed Al Mahmud TitumirLand Transactions and the Agrarian Transition in Bangledesh
Charles I-Hsin ChenThe Dynamics of Privatisation in China (1994-2008):  An Empirical and Econometric Analysis
Karin SeyfertDevelopmental NGOs in Lebanon
Majid Kazemi Najaf AbadiOil and economic development in Iran
Yingquan JiangBanking Reform and Economic Development in Post-1978 China:  Towards a Synthesis of Competing Theoretical Perspectives
Usman QadirThe Political Economy of Technology Acquisition in Pakistan: Policy and Constraints in the Automobile Industry
Tony NorfieldBritish Imperialism and Finance - A contribution to the theory of contemporary imperialism
Nuno Jorge Rodrigues SampaioFinancialisation in South Africa:  Examining the Financial Conduct of Non-Financial Enterprises, Banks and Households
Mary RobertsonThe Financialisation of British Housing  - A Systems of Provision  Approach
Cheng JinAn analysis of the relationship between small and medium-size enterprises and state-owned enterprises in China: with particular reference to township and village enterprises
Pallavi RoyThe political economy of growth under clientelism: An analysis of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Pakistan.
Kevin DeaneA socio-economic analysis of HIV: Exploring the relationship between population mobility and HIV risk in Tanzania
Mausumi MahapatroAn analysis of land, migration and rural differentiation: A case study in Bangladesh
Duncan Albert LindonPolitical economy of financial derivatives: A theoretical analysis of the evolution of banking and its role in derivatives markets
Jago PenroseFinancial development and the financing, funding and liquidity management of firms: A post-Keynesian approach with reference to Vietnam
Jason Abraham Moyer-LeeAgricultural global value chains: The case of tobacco in Malawi
Marco BoffoInterrogating the knowledge-based economy: From knowledge as a public good to Italian post-workerism
Eithne MurphyThe evolution of trade theory: An exercise in the construction of surrogate or substitute worlds?
Jeff PowellSubordinate financialisation: A study of Mexico and its non-financial corporations
Ngo Thai Hong NgoTechnology adoption in rent seeking economies: The case of Vietnam
Bahram PourghadiriInequality and the Rentier State: vertical and horizontal inequality patterns in Iran.
Jo MichellCredit and investment in China: A flow-of-funds analysis
Alexis StenforsDetermining the LIBOR: A study of power and deception
Neha BaturaThe Cause and Long-term Impact of Poor Nutrition: Evidence from Rural Tanzania
Elif KaracimenPolitical economy of consumer debt in developing countries: Evidence form Turkey
Takchiro FukunishiPerformance and dynamics of African firms: A comparative analysis of garment firms in Kenya and Bangladesh
Hazel GrayTanzania and Vietnam: A comparative political economy of economic transition
Alexandre AbreuMigration and development in contemporary guinea-bissau: A political economy approach
Grace KiteLinked In: The Software and IT Services Sector in India's Economic Development, 1980 to 2011
Linda MatarThe political economy of investment: A historical examination of domestic investment behaviour in Syria
Thuttai KeeratipongpaiboonPopulation ageing: Changes in household composition and economic behaviour in Thailand
Suphannada LimpanondaProvincial disparities in Thaliland - Convergence, agglomeration, economies and effects on poverty, 1988-2008
Mohammed Ali Syed
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The Fertility Transition in Bangladesh: Explaining Regional Variations in Fertility and the Effects on Family Welfare (working title)

Abdulla Abdulaal
Abdulla Abdulaa

Fiscal policy dynamics in a rentier small open economy: the case of Bahrain, 1990-2012


Nana Amma Afari-Gyan
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Emerging Governance and Institutional Arrangements under Globalisation: A Case Study of Ghana's Pineapple Export Sector (Working Title)

Carolina Alves
Carolina Cristina Alves

Research title: Public securities in Brazil: dynamic and implications for the economy (working title)


Sandhya Balasubrahmanyam
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Driving growth in post Liberalization India – the role of the state.

Basani Baloyi
Basani Baloyi

The Financialisation of Mozambique’s Transport Infrastructure and Its Impact on Mozambique’s Spatial Dislocation Problem: A Case Study of the Maputo and Sena Development Corridors


Bruno Bonizzi
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Institutional investors portfolio choice and capital flows to emerging markets (working title)

Pinar Cakiroglu
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Capitalist industrial transformation in rural Salonica during the late Ottoman era (1870-1912) and the role of Greek community


Jonathan Clyne
Clyne Jonathan

The relationship between plan and market in Chinese industry since 1978, and its role in growth.

Jennifer Churchill
Jennifer Churchill

The Fall and Rise of the Pragmatic Tradition in Economics (working title)


Tobias Franz
Tobias Franz

The Political Economy of Institutional Change and Economic Development in Urban Colombia - Analysing the Case of Medellin (working title)

Rami Galal
Rami Galal

Inequality of Opportunity in Select Arab-Spring Countries: Measurement and Attribution


Alexandre Gomes
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Central-Local Relations in Chinese Economic Transformation (working title)


Jiayi Han
Jiayi Han

The Division of Labor and Integration: A Study of Industrialization in the Pearl River Delta Region of China

Gilad Isaacs
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The Internationalisation and Financialisation of Non-Financial Corporations in Democratic South Africa (working title)


Richard Itaman
Richard Itaman

Financialisation in Sub-Sahara Africa: The Nigerian Experience (Working Title)

Ewa Karwowski
Ewa Karwowski

Financial Operations of Firms: The Case of South Africa (working title)


Jodie Keane
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The new trade/new growth nexus for late industrialisers


Christina Laskaridis
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The international distribution of credits and debts and their sustainability in the international monetary system; Debt sustainability and exchange rate dynamics (working title)

Woocheol Lee
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Property Rights and Political Economy in Vietnam

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Cui Li
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Institutional changes and uneven regional development in China after 1978

Lorena Lombardozzi
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Cash crops, commercialization and nutrition in Uzbekistan: Is cotton in competition with quality food? (working title)


Pedro Loureiro
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A critique of neo-developmental state power in Latin America: the cases of Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia (working title)

Ilara Mahdi
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Formalizing Informal Finance in Sierra Leone in promoting economic growth (Working title)


Matteo Pinna Pintor
Matteo Pinnar Pinar

“Health, risk reduction, and the microeconomics of capitalist development in China” (working title)


Eugénia Pires
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Working Title: Political Economy of Migrants’ Remittances: Evidence from the Angolan Diaspora in Portugal

Gabriel Pollen
Gabriel Pollen

Total Factor Productivity Growth Applications in a Developing Country: Does the case of Zambia validate or repudiate its realism? (Working Title)


Omid Rahmani
Omid Rahmani

Financialisation and Fundamental of Food Commodities: The Case of Soybeans, Corn and Wheat.

Cleo Rose-Innes
Cleo Rose-Innes

Necessary conditions for linkages infrastructure and economic development: are they present in the recent efforts to rehabilitate and develop transport infrastructure goods in sub Saharan Africa? (working title)

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Serap Saritas
Saritas Serap

Financialisation and value of labour power relation


Mimoza Shabani
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The Incidence of Bank Default and Capital Adequacy Regulation in USA and Japan


Victoria Stadheim
Victoria Stadheim

Portugal in the crisis: the reconfiguration of a national economy (working title)


Mehroosh Tak
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Rural Public Investments, Agricultural Strategy and Dietary Diversity in India.

Lotta Takala-Greenish
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The role of industrial policy in the decline of the South African textiles and clothing sector


Ezgi B. Unsal
Ezgi Unsal

Subordinate financialisation: The Turkish Case

Kasper Vrolijk
Kasper Vrolijk

Economic Transformation in Africa: Industrial Policy, Technology Characteristics and Sectors in Contemporary Ethiopia


Qingchao Wang
Qingchao Wang

History of Financial Econometrics

Christina Wolf
Christina Wolf

“China’s Impact on Latecomer Industrialisation in Sub-Saharan Africa: On the Interaction between Changing Patterns of Global Demand and Investment Flows and their Mediation through (Industrial) Policy” (working title)


Mei Wu
Mei Wu

Moving up the Value Chain: Industrial Upgrading in Pearl River Delta, China.

Parvina Yusulbekova
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Entrepreneurship and catching up development in Tajikistan: the institutional perspective (working title)