SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Mr Julian Boys

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Mr Julian Boys
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Thesis title:
Smart Industrial Policy under International Trade Rules: Using Available Policy Space to Promote Structural Transformation in Developing Countries (Working Title)
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Julian is an MPhil/PhD candidate in the Department of Economics. Through the ODI Fellowship Scheme he worked as an economic adviser in Haiti’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, focusing on industrial policy formulation in the context of regional and multilateral trade agreements. Before that he was an economist in the UK government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). He has also worked as a consultant for international organisations, social businesses and NGOs.


Boys, J. (2014) 'Jobs, Votes and Legitimacy: The Political Economy of the Mozambican Cashew Processing Industry’s Revival'. Forum for Development Studies, 41(1), 23–52.


  • Political Economy of Industrialisation
  • Industrial and Trade Policy Design and Implementation
  • Trade Agreements and Policy Space
  • Economic Upgrading within Value Chains
  • Structural Transformation and Inter-sectoral Dynamics
  • Political Settlements and Rent-seeking