Philip Mader is a research fellow in the Business, Markets and the State research cluster, and has over 11 years’ research and consulting experience in the field of international development. His research areas include political economy, finance and development, youth employment, financialisation, financial inclusion and financial literacy, and private governance and standards. He has led impact evaluations of financial inclusion and Solidarity Groups for European and international funders.
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 sub-Saharan Africa, and has been invited to speak at academic and practitioner events on all 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.
Office hours for students: 11:30-12:30 on Wednesdays during term time; please e-mail in advance for an appointment.
Phil co-supervises the PhD of Stella Odiase and will consider applications from PhD students for the 2021-22 academic year.
International talks and lectures
- Microfinance: Problems, Critiques, Solutions – public lecture given at Monash University, 09 November 2017
- Finance Policy Aspects of Development Cooperation – expert hearing for the Swiss Parliament’s Finance Commisssion, 1 July 2016