Effective States and Inclusive Development

Kunal Sen’s presentation to UNU-WIDER annual conference – Institutions and economic development

19 September 2018 In his fantastic new role as Director of UNU-WIDER, Professor Kunal Sen delivered this presentation on Institutions and Economic Development to 450 delegates at the UNU-WIDER annual conference. The presentation highlights the findings from ESID book, Deals and Develo

Revisiting the developmental state – New SPERI paper

8 February 2018 Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) are pleased to announce a new SPERI paper edited by Matt Bishop and Tony Payne on ‘Revisiting the developmental state’. Originally published as a blog series late last year, the paper brings together a number of em

Prof Eric Werker

Role Eric Werker is Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and academic lead from SFU to the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute. Research Eric is interested in how resource-de

Political economy of industrial policy in Turkey: The case of the automotive industry

Working paper 90 Download pdf Erol Taymaz and Kamil Yilmaz In this paper, we analyse the industrial and trade policies in Turkey in relation to their impact on the automotive industry. Established during the import substituting industrialisation era of the 1960s and 1970s, the Turkish

The problem with teachers: the political settlement and education quality reforms in Bangladesh

Working paper 86 Download pdf Naomi Hossain, Mirza Hassan, Md Ashikur Rahman, Khondoker Shakhawat Ali and M. Sajidul Islam   Why has Bangladesh failed to raise quality in basic education when it successfully expanded school provision? This paper explores this problem through anal

Democracy versus dictatorship? The political determinants of growth episodes

Working paper 70 Download pdf Kunal Sen, Lant Pritchett, Sabyasachi Kar and Selim Raihan In contrast to previous literature, which looks at the effect of democracy on long-run growth or short-run volatility of growth, we examine the effect of political institutions on medium-term grow

LISTEN: Nic van de Walle at Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture

The audio of last week’s annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture is now available online. Listen below to what was a great lecture by Cornell University professor and leading expert on democratic development, Nic van de Walle. Nic spoke on social coalitions and democratic develo

WATCH: Nic van de Walle at Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture

The annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture took place yesterday, with a great lecture by Cornell University professor and leading expert on democratic development, Nic van de Walle. Nic spoke on social coalitions and democratic development in sub-Saharan Africa, with particular refer

Dr Thomas Goodfellow

Role Dr Tom Goodfellow is Lecturer at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield. Prior to Sheffield, he taught International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also completed his PhD and was an Associate of t

The political determinants of miracle growth in Rwanda

Dr Pritish Behuria and Dr Tom Goodfellow 11 November, 2016 To understand why growth is sustained in some developing countries and not in others, we need to understand the politics of those countries. That much we know. Or at least, there was an ‘almost revolution‘ to bring