Oliver Morrissey

Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow

Oliver Morrissey is Professor in Development Economics and Director of CREDIT, School of Economics, University of Nottingham, where he has been since 1989. He is a Managing Co-Editor of the Journal of Development Studies (since 2006) and was a Member of the sub-Panel for Anthropology and Development Studies for REF 2014 (and the sub-Panel for Development Studies for RAE 2008). He has been a Resource Person for the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) since 2006, Chair of the Centre Advisory Group (CAG) for the International Centre for Taxation and Development (ICTD) since 2017, and contributed to many UNU-WIDER research projects. He teaches a variety of courses in development economics.

Professor Morrissey’s primary research interests lie in aid policy (especially fiscal effects and conditionality), trade policy reform (including impacts on agriculture and on households), taxation, agricultural production, and labour markets — all with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. He has published some 80 articles in international journals, co-edited eight books and contributed to over 50 edited volumes. He has conducted many commissioned studies, e.g. on trade (for Commonwealth Secretariat, DFID, DGTrade, FAO and World Bank), aid (DFID, World Bank), and on global public goods (World Bank, UNIDO).