Robert Wade

Professor of Political Economy and Development

Development Studies Institute (DESTIN), London School of Economics

Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
Phone: 44 020 7955 7351
Robert is mainly interested in finding ways to improve the development prospects of developing countries in today's globalized world; and especially in the international system of rules, regimes, and organizations which bear upon their development prospects. Hence interested in economic growth, income distribution, and poverty. The working of international capital markets and their propensity to crisis. International environmental politics. The possibilities of national industrial and technology policies. East Asian development, looked at through the lens of the theory developed in Governing the Market. The ideas and inner workings of the World Bank, the IMF and the WTO. The autonomy and accountability of international organizations in general. Click here to learn more about Professor Wade's research and expertise.

Focus: Business, Development, Environment, Finance, Globalization, Governance, Trade, United Kingdom, Global, Asia, Europe


Selected Publications:

"Bridging the Digital Divide: Route to Development or New Form of Dependency?" Global Governance (2002)

"US Hegemony and the World Bank: The Fight over People and Ideas," Review of International Political Economy 9, no. 2 (2002), pp.215-243.


East Asian development; Economic growth; Globalization; Technology policy; Inequality; International environmental politics; International NGOs; Multilateral economic organizations; WTO

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2006

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