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CSAE Research Team and areas of specialisation

Professor Christopher S Adam: Professor of Development Economics and Official Fellow of St Cross College: macroeconomics and applied macroeconometrics
Dr Janine Aron: Research Officer: international economics, monetary economics, applied macroeconometrics on the South African economy
Dr Sam Asher: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nuffield College: firms and political economy in developing countries, natural resources, South Asia
David L Bevan: Fellow of St John’s College: public economics and macroeconomics
Professor Sir Paul Collier: Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Professorial Fellow of St Antony's College: Governance in low-income countries, political economy of democracy, growth in Africa, civil war, aid, globalisation and poverty
Professor Stefan Dercon
Director CSAE, Professor of Development Economics and Fellow of Wolfson College: microeconomics, poverty and welfare analysis
Dr James Fenske: Deputy Director CSAE, University Lecturer in Economic History: Africa, Institutions, History, Development, Environment, Nigeria
Professor Douglas Gollin: Professor of Development Economics: economic growth; agriculture; impact of agricultural technology; self-employment and informality.
Dr Anke Hoeffler: Research Officer: macroeconomics, growth and economics of conflict
Judith Kabajulizi: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government: Economics of HIV
Professor John B Knight: Professor of Economics and Fellow of St Edmund Hall: labour and human resource economics
Mahreen Mahmud: Research Officer CSAE: Development economics, microfinance
Richard Manning: Senior Research Associate
Dr Karlijn Morsink: British Academy postdoctoral fellow in economics: Development economics, risk, insurance, microfinance
Professor Mthuli Ncube: Professor of Public Policy at Blavatnik School of Government: Economics of HIV
Dr Kate Orkin: Peter J Braam Junior Research Fellow in Global Wellbeing, Merton College:
Dr Simon Quinn: Deputy Director CSAE, University Lecturer and Fellow of St Antony’s College: development economics, markets, firms and institutions in developing economies
Dr Olivier Sterck: Postdoctoral Research Fellow: development economics, health economics, Africa, HIV/AIDS, conflicts, customary justice
Dr Selma Telalagic: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nuffield College: family economics, applied microeconomics, development economics

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CSAE Support Team

Julia Coffey: Information Services/Administrative Officer
Suzanne George: Administrative/Publications Officer
Rose Page:
Richard D W Payne: Information Services Officer
Wendy Yeates: Events Assistant

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CSAE DPhil Students and thesis title

Vellore Arthi:
Cinar Baymul:
Peter Brorsen:
Dan Brown: "Domestic violence in low and middle income countries"
Stefano Caria: "Efficiency and Other-Regarding Preferences in Information and Job-Referral Networks"
Rachel Cassidy: "Microfinance and microsavings in developing countries"
Jieun Choi:
Cornelius Christian: "Essays on the economics of violence"
Frances Cossar: "Agricultural intensification and the rise of agricultural machinery imports from the emerging economies: the cases of Ethiopia and Ghana"
Ming Dai:
Elwyn Davies
: "Relational contracting, firm survival and entrepreneurship in Ghana"
Michael Dawes:
Daniela Dillenburg Scur: "The key causes and crucial consequences of firm ownership and control structures"
Simon Franklin: "Labour Market Frictions in Developing Countries"
Maria Franco Gavonel: "Drivers and effects of internal migration during childhood and early adulthood in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam"
Anthony Harris:
"Essays on the political economy of large-scale land deals"
Leander Heldring
Tara Iyer:
Jan Jozwik: "Essays on technology adoption in developing countries"
Michael Koelle: "Labour Market Dynamics in Developing Countries"
Lukas Kleine-Rueschkamp:
Jonathan Lain:
"Essays on Self-Employment in Africa"
Pavel Luengas-Sierra:
"Welfare impact and design of formal saving devices"
Thomas McGregor:
"The impact of natural source shocks on firm investment behaviour in developing economies"
Muhammad Meki:
"Firms, finance and development"
Rinchan Mirza:
Karan Nagpal
: "Essays in urbanisation"
Viviana Perego
: "The Impact of Trade Liberalization on the Well-Being of Rural-Area Workers: Micro-level Evidence from DR-CAFTA Implementation in Central American Countries"
Christopher Roth: "Social Interactions and Economic Behaviour: Experimental Evidence From Indonesia"
Andrea Ruediger: "Seed security and agro-biodiversity in Eastern Ethiopia"
Victoria Schreitter: "Food price shocks and household behaviour in developing countries"
Anisha Sharma: "Essays on the allocation of capital in developing countries"
Gerhard Toews: "Essays in resource economics"
Hannah Uckat: "Essays on Firms and Development"
Kate Vyborny: "Politicians, Patrons, and the People: Influences on Targeted Government Redistribution in Pakistan"
Sébastien E J Walker: "Essays in development macroeconomics"
Nat Ware: "Impediments to Development: Theoretical Advances in Understanding and Addressing the Challenges of Financial and Social Risk Management in Developing Economies"
Marc Josef Witte:
Igor Zurimendi:

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Visiting Academics

Jeremy Foltz (University of Wisconsin): African Farmers and new crop technologies; causes and consequences of petty corruption in West Africa. Sept 2015 - June 2016

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AERC/JAE Visiting Fellows

Current and past AERC/JAE Visiting Fellows details can be found on the AERC/Journal of African Economies, Visiting Fellows Programme page.

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Research Associates

Dr Manos Antoninis (EFA Global Monitoring Report): education.
Dr Simon Appleton (University of Nottingham).
Dr M Niaz Asadullah (Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, and SKOPE, Oxford University): development economics, economics of education.
Dr Monazza Aslam
(Visiting Research Associate, Institute of Education, University of London): economics of education and labour economics with a focus on Pakistan.
Dr S Bandyopadhyay
(Queen Mary University of London).
Dr Abigail Barr (University of Nottingham): behavioural and experimental economics applied to development issues.
Professor Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School, London; Tilburg University, Netherlands; CEPR); banking and finance; institutional and development economics
Dr Alberto Behar (IMF): labour demand, skill-biased technical change, international trade.
Professor S Bhalotra(University of Essex): applied microeconomics, health, education, political economy, family, gender.
Dr Sambit Bhattacharyya: development economics, economic history, and political economy.
Professor Arne Bigsten (University of Gothenburg): income distribution, poverty, industrial development, trade and aid.
Professor Michael Bleaney (University of Nottingham, Emeritus): macroeconomics, exchange rate economics, determinants and effects of civil conflict.
Dr Rulof Burger (University of Stellenbosch): labour economics and microeconometrics.
Damian Clarke (University of Oxford): maternal health, child health, fertility, applied microeconometrics
Dr Daniel Clarke (World Bank): financial contracting in low-income countries.
Dr Elisabetta De Cao (Centre for Health Service Economics & Organisation, University of Oxford): health economics, development economics, human capital formation, applied micro-econometrics
Dr Markus Eberhardt
(University of Nottingham): cross-country empirics, productivity analysis.
Professor D Fielding (University of Otago): development macroeconomics and political economy.
Professor Augustin K Fosu(ISSER, University of Ghana).
Professor P Guillaumont
(Professeur émérite à l'Université d'Auvergne et Président de la Ferdi).
Professor S Guillaumont Jeanneney (CERDI).
Professor Jan W Gunning (VU University Amsterdam).
K Hanson (London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine): health economics.
Dr Donna Harris (Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics): Behavioural and Experimental Economics, Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Social Psychology and Neuroeconomics.
Christian Helmers (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid): intellectual property, with a focus on patents, in advanced developing economies including Brazil, Chile, China, and India.
Dr. Rozana Himaz (DPIR Oxford, Oxford Brookes): applied microeconomics, political economy, education, orphans, welfare
Dr John Hoddinott (Cornell): social protection, human capital formation, Ethiopia.
Laurin Janes: (ODI)
Dr Carolyn Jenkins Macroeconomics, regional integration, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Dr La-Bhus Fah Jirasavetakul (IMF): Labour markets in developing countries; income inequality; pro-poor fiscal policies; and applied econometrics.
Dr G Kambou (World Bank).
Dr Bereket Kebede
(University of East Anglia): development, behavioural and experimental economics; intra-household allocations; social preferences; payment for environmental services; health; land distribution; household energy demand.
Dr Andrew Kerr
(University of Cape Town): labour economics, microeconometrics.
Dr Geeta Kingdon:
Dr Bill Kinsey (Ruzivo Trust Harare): economic and medical anthropology, development economics, nutrition, agrarian reform, cash transfers.
Martina Kirchberger (Columbia University): applied microeconometrics, spatial economics, urban economics
Dr Pramila Krishnan
(Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge): microeconomics of development.
Dr Sofya Krutikova (Programme Director, Center for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo), Institute for Fiscal Studies): applied micro, education economics, child development and poverty, human capital accumulation.
Dr Christopher Ksoll (University of Ottawa): development economics, applied microeconometrics, family networks and insurance, HIV/AIDS and orphans, information technology and rural markets
Dr Christoph Lakner(World Bank): Income distribution; poverty; labour markets; applied econometrics.
Dr Kim Lehrer
(University of Sherbrooke, Canada): development economics, applied microeconometrics, project evaluation, the economics of education, labour economics, and gender issues
Dr Ron Leung (Development Research Department, African Development Bank).
Dr Adeel Malik (Islamic Centre Lecturer in Development Economics, Dept of International Development (QEH); Globe Fellow in the economies of Muslim societies, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies; Research Fellow in economics, St. Peter's College, Oxford).
Dr N A McCulloch (Oxford Policy Management): political economy, extractives governance.
Professor Andrew McKay (University of Sussex).
Dr Alexander Moradi (University of Sussex).
Professor B Ndulu (Central Bank of Tanzania).
Professor S O’Connell (Swarthmore College): macroeconomics.
Dr Remco Oostendorp (VU University, Amsterdam).
Dr Trudy Owens (University of Nottingham).
Professor T A Oyejide (University of Ibadan and AERC).
Dr John Page (The Brookings Institution, Washington DC).
Dr Catherine Pattillo (IMF).
Dr Gosia Poplawska (Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation (CHSEO)): applied microeconomics, insurance, health economics, development economics
Dr Catherine Porter (Heriot-Watt University).
Dr Natalie Quinn (Career Development Fellow in Economics at the Department of Economics and St John's College, University of Oxford)
Dr Neil Rankin (University of Witswatersrand).
Dr R. Reinikka (World Bank): public economics and service delivery; micro foundations of growth; and macroeconomics of trade liberalization.
Dr Elizabeth J Z Robinson (University of Reading).
Dr Christian Rogg (Senior Economic Adviser, UK Department for International Development (DFID): asset portfolios and precautionary savings; fiscal policy and aid dependency.
Dr Laurence Roope: (Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford): Applied microeconomics; inequality; poverty; growth and inequality; welfare economics; behavioural economics.
Dr Pieter Serneels: (Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of East Anglia): behavioural and labour economics, education, health, political economy.
Dr Danila Serra
(Assistant Professor of Economics, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas): experimental methodologies and survey design, both in lab and field settings, for the study of issues relating to corruption, governance, and accountability.
Dr Måns Söderbom
(University of Gothenburg): microeconomics; labour markets; productivity; investment; firm performance.
Dr Charles Chukwuma Soludo
(Chairman, Board of Directors of the African Institute for Applied Economics, Nigeria).
Professor David Stasavage(New York University): political economy of institutions, democracy and education provision, regional integration, political geography.
Dr Kang Tan (Franklin Templeton Investments, Singapore): international macroeconomics, adaptive learning, applied econometrics.
Dr Francis Teal: microeconomics of firms and labour markets
Nicolas Van de Sijpe (Lecturer in Economics, University of Sheffield): applied econometrics, development economics.
Bruno Versailles (Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF).
Dr Pierre-Louis Vézina:(Lecturer in Economics, University of Birmingham): international trade, development, migration.
Pedro Vicente (Universidade Nova de Lisboa): development economics, political economy.
Dr Zaki Wahhaj (Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Kent) Gender and economics of the family, education, social norms, informal institutions, risk-sharing and microfinance.
Dr Andrew Zeitlin (Assistant Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University, and Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development): development economics, applied microeconomics.

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Policy Committee

Kofi Adjepong-Boateng Standard Chartered, South Africa, Chair of Policy Committee
Professor Christopher Adam             Professor of Development Economics, University of Oxford
Robert A. Annibale Global Director, Citi Microfinance
Charles Badenoch Chief Executive, World Vision
Professor Martin Browning Head of Economics Department, University of Oxford
Dr Nicolas Cheeseman Director, African Studies, University of Oxford
Mr Alex Cobham Research Fellow, CGD
Professor Paul Collier Co-Director CSAE, University of Oxford
Dr Jan Dehn Portfolio Manager Ashmore Investment
Dr James Fenske

Deputy Director, CSAE, University of Oxford

Professor Doug Gollin Professor of Development Economics, University of Oxford. Chief Editor, Journal of African Economies
Joel Kibazo Partner, JK Associates
Professor John B. Knight Department of Economics, University of Oxford
Sir Tim Lankester Chairman of the Council, LSHTM, University of London
Penny Lawrence International Programmes Director, Oxfam
Richard Manning Senior Research Associate, CSAE, University of Oxford
Dr Greg Mills Director, The Brenthurst Foundation, South Africa
Dr Simon Quinn Deputy Director, CSAE, University of Oxford