C Cramer University of London

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Chris CramerChristopher Cramer

MA, MPhil, PhD (Cantab)


Economics of Africa, political economy of development, political economy of war and peace in southern Africa; post-conflict reconstruction; the economics of cashew production, processing and trade; poverty and rural labour markets; privatization.


Programmes Convened

  • MSc Violence, Conflict & Development

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Political Economy of Development
  • Political economy of development
  • Political economy of violence, conflict and development

PhD Students supervised

  • Basani Baloyi, The Financialisation of Mozambique’s Road Transport Sector
  • Charlotte Hübner , The Political Economy of Oil and Gas Linkages in Late Industrialisers: The Case of Malaysia (working title)
  • Nina Kaysser, (working title): Economic growth and Hindu-Muslim violence
  • Sarajuddin Isar, Taxation and state-building in Afghanistan, a political economy framework

Christopher has also taught at Cambridge and Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique and has worked in South Africa as well as delivered public lectures on economics in the Seychelles and short-course training programmes in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Namibia. He has done consultancy work for the ILO, UNDP (UN Development Programme), UNCTAD (UN Commission on Trade, Aid & Development), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN), IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), the European Commission, SIDA, the World Bank, and the Ethiopian Government.

His book Civil War is Not a Stupid Thing: Accounting for Violence in Developing Countries, published by Hurst (London) and published in the USA as Violence in Developing Countries: War, Memory, Progress by Indiana University Press (2006) was a joint winner of the 2009 Edgar Graham Memorial Book Prize.

He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Ibrahim Index of African Governance and since 2007 he has also participated in the Africa Task Force set up by Joseph Stiglitz.

C Cramer University of London


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