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Philip Mader

Research Fellow

Philip Mader is a research fellow in the Business, Markets and the State research cluster, and has over 8 years’ research and consulting experience in the field of international development. His research areas include political economy, finance and development, youth employment, management of public goods, financialisation, financial inclusion and financial literacy, and private governance and standards.

His prior research, which focused on microfinance and its connections with poverty and financial markets, was awarded two major PhD prizes. He has research and consulting experience in India and for UK funders, and has been invited to speak at academic and practitioner events on several continents.

Philip is the co-convenor of the MA Globalisation, Business and Development at IDS and, since 2016, he has convened the module ‘Business as a Development Actor’.

He previously taught sociology, political economy and theory of knowledge at IDS and the Universities of Cologne and Basel.

Student surgeries: 16:00-17:00 on Wednesdays during term time; please e-mail for an appointment.

International talks and lectures

Academic links

Google Scholar
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Connections and expertise

Research themes of interest
Inclusive Economies

Philip Mader’s recent work

Report

State–Business Relations Beyond Growth: Bringing in Development

Published by IDS

The signatories of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have called on a wide range of businesses ‘to apply their creativity and innovation’ to address sustainable development challenges. Yet the role of business in contributing to development depends profoundly on its interaction with the state. This paper asks how states and businesses interact in different contexts to shape development outcomes.

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Seife Ayele & 5 others

1 December 2016