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TOYE John BA, MA, MSc, PhD
British development economist and academic
Chair of the Advisory Panel, Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford

Date of birth: 7 Oct. 1942


Place of birth: Wisbech, Cambs.


Parentage: s. of John Redmond Toye and Adele Toye (née Francis)


Family: married Janet Toye (née Reason); one s. one d.


Education: Univ. of Cambridge, School of Oriental and African Studies, Univ. of London


Career: Asst Principal, UK Home Civil Service, Her Majesty’s Treasury 1965–68; Research Fellow in Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, Univ. of London 1970–72, currently Professorial Research Assoc.; Fellow and Tutor, Wolfson Coll., Cambridge 1972–80; Grad. Asst Centre of South Asian Studies, Univ. of Cambridge 1972–74, Research Officer, Overseas Studies Cttee 1975–77, Asst Dir of Development Studies 1977–80; Consultant on Third World Studies, Open Univ. 1981–83; Dir of Research Coordination, Commodities Research Unit Ltd, London and New York 1980–82, Dir (non-exec.) 1982–85; Professor of Development Policy and Planning, Univ. of Wales 1982–87, also Dir; Dir Institute of Development Studies, Univ. of Sussex, Brighton 1987–97, Professorial Fellow 1987–97; Dir Globalization and Development Strategies Div., UN Conf. on Trade and Development, Geneva 1998–2000; Dir Centre for the Study of African Economies, Dept of Economics, Univ. of Oxford 2000–03, Sr Research Assoc. and Visiting Professor, Dept of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House 2003–09, currently Chair of the Advisory Panel; Visiting Fellow, St Antony’s Coll., Oxford 2000–03; former Dir Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford; Chair. Bd of the Journal of Development Studies 1976–2006; Bd member Bd of Contemporary South Asia 1989–99, Journal of International Development 1989–2007, World Development 1994–97, European Journal of Development Research 1995–2007; Man. Ed. Journal Oxford Development Studies 2005–; Fellow, Human Development and Capability Asscn 2010–


Honours and awards: Hon. Fellow, School of Public Policy, Univ. of Birmingham 1989–92, Hon. Pres. Development Studies Asscn of Great Britain and Ireland 1994–96, Hon. Trustee, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex Univ. 2005–, Hon. Professorial Assoc., School of Oriental and African Studies 2010–12


Publications include: Taxation and Economic Development (ed.) 1978, Trade and Poor Economies (co- ed.) 1979, Public Expenditure and Indian Development Policy 1960–70 1981, Dilemmas of Development: Reflections on the Counter-Revolution in Development Theory and Policy 1987, 1993, Indo-European Cooperation in an Interdependent World (ed.) 1989, Does Aid Work in India? A Country Study of Official Development Assistance (co-author) 1990, Aid and Power: The World Bank and Policy-Based Lending in the 1980s (two vols, co-author) 1991, 1995, Structural Adjustment and Employment Policy: Issues and Experience 1995, Challenging the Orthodoxies (co-ed.) 1996, A World Without Famine? (co- ed.) 1997, Keynes on Population 2000, Trade and Development: Directions for the Twenty-first Century (ed.) 2003, The UN and Global Political Economy: Trade, Finance and Development (co-author) 2004; numerous book chapters, book reviews, commissioned reports, and articles in professional journals


Contact details: Address: Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB, England (office); Tel: (0)1865-281835 (office); Fax: (0)1865-281801 (office); Email: john.toye@economics.ox.ac.uk (office); Website: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/ (office); Website: http://www.johntoye.net/ .




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