Gray, Hazel

Dr Hazel Gray  


Position held

Experience keywords:

Institutions, governance, industrial policy, economic development in Africa, comparative political economy, Tanzania, Vietnam

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Hazel’s research interests concern the political economy of institutions and development. In particular, her research explores African political economy, governance, rent seeking, industrial policy and the comparative legacies of socialism in developing countries.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Policy and Regulatory Bodies; Public Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Africa; East Africa; East Asia; Tanzania; Vietnam


French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Swahili [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]

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Gray, Hazel (2015) Economic transformation in the making: going beyond growth In: Tanzania human development report 2014: economic transformation for human development. Economic and Social Research Foundation, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, 22-44. ISBN 9789987770007

Gray, Hazel (2015) Book review: the political economy of Tanzania: decline and recovery The Journal of Modern African Studies. 1-2. ISSN 0022-278X

Gray, Hazel (2015) Access orders and the 'new' new institutional economics of development Development and Change. 1-20. ISSN 0012-155X

Gray, Hazel (2015) The political economy of grand corruption in Tanzania African Affairs. 1-17. ISSN 0001-9909


Gray, Hazel and Whitfield, Lindsay (2014) Reframing African political economy: clientelism, rents and accumulation as drivers of capitalist transformation Working paper series, 159. International Development, LSE, London, UK.

Gray, Hazel (2014) Book review: governance for development in Africa: solving collective action problems The Journal of Development Studies, 50 (9). 1323-1324. ISSN 0022-0388


Gray, Hazel (2013) Industrial policy and the political settlement in Tanzania: aspects of continuity and change since independence Review of African Political Economy, 40 (136). 185-201. ISSN 0305-6244


Gray, Hazel (2012) Industrial policy and the political settlement in Tanzania. In: Tanzania Research Network meeting, 24th October 2012, School of Oriental and African Studies


Gray, Hazel and Khan, Mushtaq (2010) Good governance and growth in Africa: what can we learn from Tanzania? In: Padayachee, Vishnu, (ed.) The Political Economy of Africa. Routledge, London, UK, 339-356. ISBN 9780415480383


Gray, Hazel (2007) Governance for economic growth and poverty reduction: empirical evidence and new directions reviewed Department for International Development / World Bank.

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