James Copestake

Professor James Copestake has been at the University of Bath since 1991 and was appointed as Professor of International Development in 2010. In addition to the UK he has lived and worked in Bolivia, India, Zambia and Peru. He has an MSc and a PhD in agricultural economics from the University of Reading, and a BA in economics from the University of Cambridge.

He has carried out research, and supervised doctoral students, in each of the four areas indicated below, and is particularly interested in the links between them.

  • Rural development and agrarian change
  • Development finance, microfinance and aid management
  • Definition and measurement of well-being and poverty
  • The global political economy of development
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