Oxford Institute for
Global Economic Development
The Oxford Institute for Global Economic Development was established in 2011 and was funded by the School until 2015.
We are improving understanding of why some regions have successfully increased participation in the world economy while others have not, and to inform policy debates, particularly for low-income countries.
The last 20 years have seen an unprecedented fall in global poverty, much of it associated with countries becoming successfully integrated into the world economy. At the same time many countries have been left behind, which has adverse implications for all countries, not just those that are lagging.
We are looking at the circumstances that spread the benefits of rapid growth across society. This involves understanding the international trading environment and the challenges faced by both the public and the private sector in low income countries.
The University of Oxford has world class research strength in both development economics and international economics. We bring these fields together with other fields of expertise to provide insights for developing countries and the global economy.
Exodus: How Migration Is Changing Our World
Plundered Nations? Successes and Failures in Natural Resource Extraction
The Plundered Planet: How to Reconcile Prosperity With Nature
Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places
International rules for trade in natural resources
Climate Change and Africa
The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It