Department of Development Studies

Dr Jonathan Di John

Key information

Department of Development Studies Senior Lecturer in Political Economy Research Cluster Member Research Cluster Member Research Cluster Member Centre of African Studies Member
BA (Harvard); PhD (Cantab)
Russell Square: College Buildings
Email address
Telephone number
020 7898 4087
Support hours
By email appointment

Research interests

His main areas of expertise are development economics, institutional economics and the political economy of growth and development in Latin America, especially in Venezuela, Brazil, and Colombia. His research interests focus on political economy, especially concerning industrial strategy, taxation and tax reform, corruption, privatisation, oil economies, and conflict and war in mineral abundant economies. He was also a principal researcher at the Crisis States Research Centre at the London School of Economics. He has done consultancy work for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Jonathan R. Beloff The Evolution of Rwandan Foreign Policy: from Genocide to Globalisation
Mr Jean-Baptiste Damestoy Governance capabilities, industrialisation and the state: the case of the cotton and textile sectors in Ethiopia
Mr Julian Manuel Goetz The Impact of Informal and Rural Labour Markets on Poverty Reduction: A Mixed Methods Study of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Northwest Tanzania (working title)
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 Cristina Mosneaga Transition from informality to more formality of small and medium enterprises in Lagos, Nigeria
Suraj Janardhan Nair The Political Economy of Malaysian Development Banking.
Miss Pauline Ravillard The Role of Labour Unions in Explaining the Productivity-Wage Gap in Chile
Mr Fernandes Wanda Capitalist Transformation in Transition: Exploring business political elite linkage in post-war Angola (working title)


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