Job Title: Advisor
Contact Details: Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
Oxford Department of International Development
Queen Elizabeth House (QEH), University of Oxford
3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB.
Tel: 01865 271915


Barbara Harriss-White’s research interests have developed from the economics of agricultural markets to India’s socially regulated capitalist economy and corporate capital; and from the malnutrition caused by markets to many other aspects of deprivation: notably poverty, gender bias and gender relations, health and disability, destitution and caste discrimination. She has a long term interest in agrarian change in S. India and has also tracked the economy of a market town there since 1972. She has held research posts in the Centre for South Asian Studies, Cambridge, the Overseas Development Institute, London, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, before coming to QEH in 1987 to teach rural development and peasant economy.

Areas of Expertise

Markets and capitalism; rural development; poverty and social welfare; South Asian political economy; field economics


Prof. Harriss-White’s profile at Department of Internal Development, University of Oxford

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