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Profile of a Research Associate – Farwa Sial

13 July 2020 In the second in our series of spotlights on Research Associates, we discover more about Farwa Sial

WATCH – Lant Pritchett's conference keynote
WATCH – Lant Pritchett's conference keynote

8 October 2019 Watch the University of Oxford's Lant Pritchett deliver his keynote to the ESID conference - 'The difficult

Will South Asia achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? Learning from the MDGs experience

Working paper 126 Download pdf M. Niaz Asadullah, Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen This paper contributes to the debate on the Sustainable Development

African development and the marginalisation of domestic capitalists

Working paper 115 Download pdf Pritish Behuria The revival of industrial policy discussions has operated in parallel to reports of

PODCAST – The ESID Annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture with Prof Yuen Yuen Ang

  12 November 2018   The 6th ESID Annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture was a fascinating one on how the

WATCH – A video of Kunal Sen's presentation to the UNU-WIDER Conference

Navigating the labyrinths of the 'deals' world

30 April 2018 Mirza Hassan and Selim Raihan What's responsible for the high and stable growth rate in Bangladesh?   

Transitions between growth episodes: Do institutions matter and do some institutions matter more?

Working paper 99 Download pdf Selim Raihan, Sabyasachi Kar and Kunal Sen This paper examines the institutional and political determinants of the

Is there a fiscal resource curse? Resource rents, fiscal capacity and political institutions

Working paper 96 Download pdf Tania Masi, Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen While several studies have focused on the effect

The deals make the difference – watch Matthew Tyce on his Deals and Development book chapter

16 November 2017 While most developing countries have experienced boom and bust growth, why have Thailand and Malaysia experienced sustained growth?

Watch Kunal Sen on his new book Deals and Development. What's the big idea?
Watch Kunal Sen on his new book Deals and Development. What's the big idea?

16 November 2017 Rapid economic growth in developing countries is usually put down to good economic institutions. But many developing

Watch co-editor of Deals and Development, Eric Werker, on the book's powerful policy implications

15 November 2017 Eric Werker is Associate Professor at Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University in Canada. He is also

"This will change the way you see economic growth" – Deals and Development book is available for open access!
"This will change the way you see economic growth" – Deals and Development book is available for open access!

9 November 2017 We're thrilled to announce that Deals and Development, the book resulting from ESID research on the politics

The reality of doing business in India

2 November 2017 Sabyasachi Kar is author of the insightful book The Political Economy of India's Growth Episodes with Kunal

Do economic institutions matter for growth episodes?
Do economic institutions matter for growth episodes?

Working paper 92 Download pdf Sabyasachi Kar, Selim Raihan and Kunal Sen An increasingly large literature on the empirics of economic

Why have we seen so few developmental states?

  Kunal Sen 5th October 2017   The underlying political settlement within countries too often provides political elites with insufficient

Prof Eric Werker

Role Eric Werker is Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser

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

Deals and Development

7 August 2017 Professor Sabyasachi Kar is a key contributer to ESID's work on the politics of economic growth. He has just

World Bank: Strengthening governance top-of-mind for opinion leaders

In a recent blog for the World Bank Jing Guo, a member of the group's Public Opinion Research Group, outlines the

WATCH: The India launch of 'The Political Economy of India's Growth Episodes'

Watch experts on Indian growth gather in Delhi to launch "fresh and insightful" book, The Political Economy of India's Growth Episodes,

EVENT: Experts gather for the release of path-breaking research findings and the launch of a seminal book on growth in India

20 March 2017 This Wednesday sees the India launch of a seminal book; The Political Economy of India's Growth Episodes