Department of Development Studies

Professor Christopher Cramer

Key information

Department of Development Studies Professor of the Political Economy of Development Centre of African Studies Management Committee Member Centre on Conflict, Rights and Justice Member Food Studies Centre Member, SOAS Food Studies Centre Research Cluster Member Research Cluster Member Research Cluster Member
MA, MPhil, PhD (Cantab)
Russell Square: College Buildings
Email address
Telephone number
+44 (0)20 7898 4492


Economics of Africa, political economy of development, political economy of war and peace in southern Africa; post-conflict reconstruction; the economics of cashew production, processing and trade; poverty and rural labour markets; privatization.

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Weiwei Chen The Dynamics of Chinese Private OFDI in Ethiopia: A Comparison of Light Manufacturing Industry and Construction Materials Industry
Charlotte Hübner “The Role of the Oil & Gas Sector in Late Industrialisation: Lessons from Malaysia” (Working Title)
Mr Sarajuddin Isar Taxation and state-building in Afghanistan, a political economy framework
Ms Hisae Kato Sociology of work in conflict-affected communities: Labour, gender and violence in El-Rahad, Sudan
Ms Cristina Mosneaga Transition from informality to more formality of small and medium enterprises in Lagos, Nigeria
Taylor Daniel Rockhill
Joel Sam
Khadija Yakubu GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY IN AFRICAN CITIES: Structures and Practices in Northern Nigeria for Sustainable Development; A Case Study of Kaduna Metropolis.


Contact Christopher