Development Economic researchers explore the factors that contribute to the persistence of poverty and/or to slow growth, such as the country’s infrastructure, the standards of health and education services, the functioning of markets, and government policy. By studying the decisions of households, firms and policymakers, they formulate theories and test them empirically, with the goal of offering solutions for improvement.
Key areas covered are:
- poverty reduction
- social services and human capital: health and education policies
- private sector development in low-income countries
- microeconomics of growth
- markets and market failures: land, credit, insurance
The Development Economics annual symposium is a chance for researchers to come together over two days to discuss recent research in the field. In recent years, it has been jointly hosted with organisations such as the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), Trinity Impact Evaluation Unit and the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)