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We are a development economics research centre based at the University of Oxford, with researchers in the Department of Economics, the Blavatnik School of Government, and the Oxford Department of International Development.

PROFESSOR JOHN KNIGHT

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We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of CSAE co-founder Professor John Knight, Emeritus Fellow at St Edmund Hall and Emeritus Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Oxford.
 
John was extremely active in the world of development economics research. Writing early seminal papers on labour markets in Africa and then moving on to specialise further in China, John made a huge contribution to the literature. He continued his connection with the CSAE after his retirement, visiting Oxford to work with colleagues, and contributing to the CSAE Working Papers series (his latest paper was published in November 2023).
 
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time. He will be greatly missed.

 

Read the tribute on the Department of Economics website.

CSAE CONFERENCE 2024: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

The CSAE Conference 2024 will take place from 17-19 March 2024 in person at St Catherine's College, Oxford, UK. The Conference is a three day event that brings together colleagues from across the development economics community to discuss Africa.

OUR RESEARCH PROJECTS

CSAE researchers are working on projects across Africa and other developing countries on a range of topics from firms and labour to welfare and behaviour.

OUR RESEARCH IN ACTION

CSAE researchers strive to create a close and trusted network of connections with senior officials and advisors in the countries that we are working in to ensure that our research engages with the current challenges faced by policymakers and international organisations in developing countries.