Adrian Wood

Professor Emeritus of International Development at the University of Oxford

Adrian Wood is Professor Emeritus of International Development at the University of Oxford.  His research over the past three decades has been concerned mainly with interactions between the global economy and national human resources.  He was educated at Cambridge and Harvard Universities.  From 1969 to 1977 he taught at Cambridge, and from 1977 to 1985 was a senior economist at the World Bank in Washington DC, working for five years on China, in which he retains an active interest, as well as on Turkey and the 1980 World Development Report.  From 1985 to 2000, he was a Professorial Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, and from 2000 to 2005 was Chief Economist of the UK’s Department for International Development.

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