Antonio Savoia


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Dr Savoia is a Reader in Development Economics at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, and a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the United Nations University - World Institute for Development Economics Research.

He was a researcher at the Effective States and Inclusive Development Centre and has previously worked at the University of Exeter, the University of Reading, the University of Bath and the Università di Salerno.


Research interests

Economics of institutions and governance, economics of inequality, political economy of development.

Recent research projects


Development economics, economics of governance and institutions, econometrics, development finance, macroeconomics, economics of inequality, political economy.

Current teaching contributions:

  • Research skills for economic development: quantitative methods.
  • Economics of governance and development.
  • Contemporary issues in development finance.
  • Masters dissertation supervision.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

Senior Non-resident Fellow, UN University World Institute for Development Economics Research

Jan 2020 → …

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Global inequalities
  • Global Development Institute


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