Find out about some of the ongoing research projects at the School. These may be core funded or externally funded, and range from extensive, long term collaborations requiring fieldwork and data analysis to more individual areas of work.
Bringing together researchers from six Oxford departments to look at the current economic, social, and political governance challenges for sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in terms of decisio
Preliminary steps towards establishing a community of researchers on public finance and public management in developing countries.
Providing the first general theory of how trust and distrust condition our obligations – to each other and government.
By bringing together political economy, behavioural research and policy studies, ‘Banklash’ will study the mutual feedback loops linking post-crisis regulation, public opinion, and the media covera
Does social cooperation affect macroeconomic performance?
Brazilians consider corruption as the biggest problem facing their country.
This project will be amongst the very first to look at how political institutions and processes - at both the domestic and global levels - shape the impact of global banking initiatives on LICs and
This project is looking at the demographic trends occurring within states and the implications of this for state-level and global dynamics.
The Snowden revelations have made pressing the following question: what is the appropriate balance between security and privacy in a liberal democratic society?
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means that everyone is able to use needed, good quality health services without fear of financial ruin as a consequence.
In the wake of the financial crisis one of the major challenges faced by policymakers in Europe and around the world is rekindling economic growth and innovation.
This project examines the latest global 'mega-trend' of public administration reform: the inter-agency sharing of 'back-office' support services, such as HR, ICT, finance, procurement and legal adv
Recent decades have witnessed significant increases in health spending worldwide; however there is limited evidence of commensurate improvements in quality of care and health outcomes.
This project uses insights from evolutionary theory to explain the continued human proclivity towards conflict over territory.
Our goal is to make better forecasts of technological progress with cost as a primary unit of analysis, and to provide methods that support better decision making in the allocation of technology in