Stefan Dercon

Chief Economist, Department for International Development; Professor of Development Economics, University of Oxford; and Research Fellow, CEPR

Stefan Dercon is Chief Economist at the Department for International Development, London. He is also Professor of Development Economics at the University of Oxford, associated to the Department of International Development and to the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford. He is Professorial Fellow at Wolfson College.

Stefan Dercon's research emphasises the application of microeconomics and statistics to the analysis of development problems. He has worked extensively in Ethiopia, Tanzania and India, and across Africa. At DFID, he is focusing on the use of evidence to improve the quality of development policy design and evaluation across a wide range of development issues. He is also closely involved in further developing the role of economic development in DFID's work, updating DFID's business model and other strategic issues.