Research Centre for the study of Developing Economies and Emerging Markets


About DEEM

Development is a comprehensive process that influences the economy, society, culture and politics of a country. Researching issues within development therefore requires an inherently inter-disciplinary approach. This research group will bring together researchers working on issues of development from departments across the university including Economics, Politics, Geography, Agriculture and Henley Business School. The group will be steered from within Economics.

Development researchers within the University of Reading study issues relating to education and labour markets in developing countries, conflict and the role of institutions, impact of climate change on developing countries, food security, farming systems and their efficiency and dynamism, amongst other topics.

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Reading Group

Dominik Zaum (Professor of Governance, Conflict, and Security in the School of Politics and International Relations) is looking to set up a reading group to discuss Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence has Declined (2011). The idea is to meet every other week and discuss one chapter. The group will meet on either Mondays or Tuesdays, possibly at lunchtime to best fit in with other commitments. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dominik Zaum ( with your availability.


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Centre Director:

Prof Uma Kambhampati



+44 (0) 118 378 5248

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