Dr Geoff Goodwin

Dr Geoff Goodwin

LSE Fellow

Department of International Development

About me

Geoff Goodwin is LSE Fellow in International Development. He holds a MA in Economics from the University of Leeds and a PhD in Political Economy from University College London. He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and is Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Prior to joining the department, he taught Latin American Economics at University College London and was Research Associate at FLACSO-Quito.

His current academic interests include agrarian change, land reform, water management, autonomy, social movements, commodification/decommodification and social, economic and development theory. He is particularly interested in the work and legacy of Karl Polanyi. 

He has spent the last few years investigating rural community water management in the Ecuadorian Andes. This study builds on his doctoral research which explored the relationship between land reform, land markets and indigenous communities in the region. He is currently planning to extend his research on land and water into Colombia.

Geoff currently teaches DV407: Poverty and DV450: Policy, Bureaucracy and Development. He has previously taught DV433: Informal Economy and Development and DV431: Development Management.

Selected publications

  • Goodwin, G, (2017) ‘The Quest to Bring Land under Social and Political Control: Land Reform Struggles of the Past and Present in Ecuador’, Journal of Agrarian Change, 17 (3): 571-93

  • Goodwin, G (2016), ‘Reforma agraria a pesar del estado: Las luchas indígenas por la tierra en la sierra ecuatoriana,’ in Cottyn, H et al (eds) (2016), Las luchas sociales por la tierra en América Latina: Un análisis histórico, comparativo y global, pp. 79-82

     

  • Goodwin, G (2016), Review of Figueroa, A (2015), ‘Growth, Employment, Inequality and the Environment (Volumes I & II)’, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 606-7

     

  • Goodwin, G (2016), Review of Dinerstein, AC (2015), ‘The Politics of Autonomy in Latin America: The Art of Organising Hope’, Radical Americas, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 85-88

     

  • Goodwin, G (2016), Review of Petras, J and Veltmeyer, H (2013), ‘Imperialism and Capitalism in the Twenty First Century: A System in Crisis’, Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 48, No. 1, February 2016, pp. 189-90

     

  • Arestis P, Goodwin, G and Sawyer, M, (2007)¿Funciona en la práctica la consolidación fiscal?’, in Mántey, G. and Levy, N. (eds.) (2007), Políticas macroeconómicas para países en desarrollo, pp. 267-301