Effective States and Inclusive Development

Seiha Heng

Role Seiha Heng is a Research Fellow at the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Research Seiha is working on two research projects for ESID: ‘The political economy of growth in Cambodia’; and ‘The political settlement and social provisioning in Camb

Professor Cynthia Sanborn

Role Cynthia Sanborn is Vice President for Research at the Universidad del Pacífico (CIUP) and Professor of Political Science at the same university. She is lead researcher on the ESID Politics of Natural Resources project in Peru. Research Cynthia has written and edited articles and

Paths to development: Is there a Bangladesh surprise?

15 January 2015 [5 December 2014 original post]. By Niaz Asadullah and Antonio Savoia. Bangladesh’s economy has recorded remarkable economic performance in the new millennium, though its per capita income has remained low. Even more spectacular has been the steady improvement in its l

The political economy of economic growth in India, 1993-2013

Download pdf Kunal Sen, Sabyasachi Kar and Jagadish Prasad Sahu Abstract We examine the political economy causes of India’s growth acceleration in the early 1990s, the periods of high growth in the 1990s and early 2000s, and the subsequent slowdown since 2011, drawing from the ESID co

Researching the political economy determinants of economic growth: A new conceptual and methodological approach

Briefing No. 10 Research Framing Paper No. 4 Understanding significant differences in growth trajectories and living standards across countries is a critical endeavour for development research. Massive changes in economic growth are common in developing countries, with most having exp

Researching the politics of natural resource extraction: A new conceptual and methodological approach

Briefing No. 9 Research Framing Paper No. 3 Significant natural resource finds in developing countries present opportunities for growth and human development, but also challenges.  The nature of the ruling coalition in a country when natural resources are discovered has implications f

The political economy determinants of economic growth in Malawi

Working Paper 40 Download pdf Jonathan Said and Khwima Singini Abstract Since independence Malawi has failed to translate initial periods of economic growth (growth acceleration regimes) into sustained long-term growth (growth maintenance). This paper assesses why this has been the ca

The political settlement and economic growth in Cambodia

25 September 2014 By Kate Pruce. This ESID working paper, authored by Tim Kelsall and Seiha Heng, examines Cambodia’s growth experience, analysing four economic sectors and the environment for business across these sectors. The deals environment has been semi-ordered and fairly

Dr Markus Eberhardt

Role Markus Eberhardt is Assistant Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Nottingham. Research Markus’ research focusses on productivity analysis at the macro and micro level, including the development and application of novel empirical methods. Other current

Professor Lant Pritchett

Role Lant Pritchett is Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (US). Research Lant’s research covers an extensive range of topics, including economic growth, education, poverty, demography and development assista