Department of Economics

Professor John Sender

Key information

Department of Economics Emeritus Professor of Economics
MA (Oxon), MSc, Ph.D (London)
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Professor John Sender is an emeritus professor at the Department of Economics of SOAS.

He has been Head of the Economics Department and Member of the Governing Body, SOAS, (1996-1998).

Lectured at the Universities of Dar es Salaam, Edinburgh and Cambridge. Appointments have included: Director of the African Studies Centre, University of Cambridge; Professor of Political Economy, University of the Witwatersrand; Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the African Studies Centre, Leiden (2003-5); Economic advisor in the Offices of the President of South Africa and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.

Research interests

Rural Development, Labour Markets, Industrialisation, Africa and Asia.

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