Development Research

Welcome to my website, which brings together my research and writing. Where possible, I have provided links to open access materials. If there is something here that you cannot find, please contact me. Below are links to my latest work – the rest can be found on other pages of this website.

Upcoming events

Call for papers: Philanthropy and International Development: bridging epochs, geographies, imaginaries and institutions (P06) (with Arun Kumar, University of York). Development Studies Association (DSA2019), Open University, 19-21 June 2019. Closes 16 January 2019

Recent blog posts

Behavioural Nudges: Mildly Paternalistic or a Threat to Economic Justice for the Poor? Next Billion, 21 May 2018

Philanthrocapitalists meet the world’s poor: International Development in the fintech eraCritical Macro Finance, 19 January 2017 (with Daniela Gabor)

Latest publications

Gabor, D. and Brooks, S. (2017) The digital revolution in financial inclusion: international development in the fintech eraNew Political Economy, 22(4) 423-436 

Brooks, S. (2016) Inducing food insecurity: financialisation and development in the post-2015 era. Third World Quarterly, 37(5) 768-780