The Centre of Research in the Economics of Development (CRED) is a center for research devoted to studying problems of economic development, particularly issues of micro-institutions, collective action, market development, and political economics. Most of the research carried out in CRED is based on first-hand data collected by members in various countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Works of both theoretical and empirical nature are regularly produced by a staff of six permanent academic members and between 10to 15 PhD students and post-doc researchers.
The main themes of research around which works of the CRED articulate are the following:
- Social Capital and enforcment of Informal Contracts
- Aid, Governance, and Participatory Development
- Power, Conflicts and Agrarian Relations
- Institutions, Social Norms and Development
- Property Rights and Land Markets