SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Ms Jo Tomkinson

BA (York), MSc (SOAS)
  • Research


Joanne Kathryn Tomkinson
Ms Jo Tomkinson
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Thesis title:
National policymaking and the problem of policy space: A review of economic development strategies in Ethiopia and Vietnam (working title)
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PhD Research

My research looks at the challenges of industrialisation within developing countries today by analysing the development strategies of Ethiopia and Vietnam. It is concerned with possibilities for, and global challenges to, the application of national development strategies directed at structural transformation, employment creation and improved living standards since the neoliberal transition. It seeks to understand what opportunities remain for - and what openings can be created by - late developing countries seeking to implement industrial policies today.


  • Political Economy
  • Neoliberalism
  • Globalisation
  • Industrial Development
  • Structural Transformation