Professor Robert Wade

Professor Robert Wade

Professor of Political Economy and Development | | Programme Co-Director, Development Management

Department of International Development

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Key Expertise
Political Economy, Economic Growth, Globalisation, Inequality

About me

New Zealander, educated Washington DC, New Zealand, Sussex University. Worked at Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, 1972-95, World Bank, 1984-88, Princeton Woodrow Wilson School 1989/90, MIT Sloan School 1992, Brown University 1996-2000. Fellow of Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton 1992/93, Russell Sage Foundation 1997/98, Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin 2000/01. Fieldwork in Pitcairn Is., Italy, India, Korea, Taiwan, Iceland, and inside World Bank. Author of Irrigation and Politics in South Korea (1982), Village Republics: The Economic Conditions of Collective Action in India (1988, 1994, 2007), Governing the Market: Economic Theory and the Role of Government in East Asia's Industrialization (1990, 2004). Latter won American Political Science Association's award of Best Book in Political Economy, 1989-91. Awarded Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought, 2008. Recent writing on the continuing relevance of the “developed/developing” country distinction, and on new thinking about “state ‘intervention’ in the economy”. 

Expertise Details

International Monetary Fund; World Bank; World Trade Organisation; Economic Growth; Globalisation; Inequality; International NGOs; International Environmental Politics