Economic Development Working Group


Join us to discuss developmental challenges and study a range of approaches, including Institutional Economics, Post-Keynesian Economics, Austrian Economics, Classical Economics, Marxian Economics, Structuralist Economics, and New-Keynesian Economics. 

Joao Pedro Braga (UFRJ, Brazil)
Thereza Balliester Reis (SOAS, UK)
Santiago Graña-Colella (National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina)



Research themes

  • Global South theories of development
  • Processes of economic development
  • Analytical methods to understand economic development
  • Precarious and informal labour relations
  • Economic and social inclusion
  • Imperialism and development
  • Environment and development

Research Question 

  • What is the role of Global South economic theories?
  • How do decolonial approaches change our views on development?
  • What are the implications of structural differences between developing and developed countries for economic policies?
  • Is there only one path to development?
  • What is the role of finance on economic development from a micro- and macroeconomic perspective?
  • How to reach economic development with current environmental constraints?
  • Can developing countries today follow the same industrial policies from the 20th century?

Projects Planned 

  • Development talks webinar series
  • Pre-conference workshops (SASE & AHE)
  • Small local workshop and seminars (Julio Olivera and FMM)

Existing partnerships and cooperation 

  • Research Group in Political Economy — Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Grupo de Socioeconomia, Instituciones y Desarollo — National University of Colombia
  • OpenDemocracy
  • AHE (Association for Heterodox Economics)
  • SASE (Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics)
  • D-Econ (Diversifying and Decolonising Economics)
  • Grupo de Pesquisa em Financeirização e Desenvolvimento (FINDE/UFF)
  • Research Cluster on Money and Finance (SOAS)
  • Rethinking Economics (RE) International
  • De América Soy (DAS)
  • OPES – Observatorio de Políticas Económicas Chile


You’re welcome to join any webinar or reading group at any time. You’re also invited to apply to present or participate in an any in-person workshop in your area. 



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