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OxCarre Report 2014-16

OxCarre is a research centre devoted to the analysis of all aspects of the performance of economies which are ‘resource rich'.  It was established with a generous grant from BP and started activity in September 2007 with full-time staff coming into post during the course of 2008.  It currently has director, Professor Tony Venables, deputy director, Professor Rick van der Ploeg, an administrator, 3.5 post-doctoral researchers, 8 research students, a network of associate members in Oxford and outside, plus research assistants and visitors.   OxCarre is located (both institutionally and physically) in the Department of Economics at Oxford.

OxCarre has three objectives.  To produce original and independent research into the issues facing resource rich economies; to disseminate best practice; and to act as the core of a global network.  We have produced 65 working papers, of which 31 are now published in refereed journals or books: one journal symposium: and, working with others, two books.  We have run five conferences in which a total of 77 papers have been presented, and we run two seminar series, one for internal work in progress and one that has brought in 38 external speakers, including our associate members.  We have done policy work with, and/or presented our research at all the major international organisations and with several country governments.  We have worked with the Natural Resource Charter, providing intellectual input and hosting their annual workshops in Oxford; these overlap with OxCarre conferences in order to facilitate exchanges between the academic and policy communities.

A copy of the most recent report for 2014-16 can be found here.