Development Economics

Research in the Development Economics (DE) Programme covers:

  • private sector development in low income countries
  • poverty reduction
  • microeconomics of growth
  • markets and market failures: land, credit, insurance
  • social services and human capital: health and education policies
  • political economy and organizational reform
  • environment and development

The Development Economics Programme is directed by Robin Burgess (London School of Economics) and Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics).

Researchers in the Programme meet at the annual Symposium. Recent Symposia have included:

In addition to its annual symposium, the DE Programme has organized conferences such as

More information on the Development Economics Programme: