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James Copestake

James is Professor of International Development at the University of Bath. His research interests embrace agrarian change and rural development, development finance and its evaluation, the definition and measurement of poverty and wellbeing, and the political economy of development. His academic career has included being Director of the Centre of Development Studies, and Director of Studies for the professional doctorate in policy research and practice at the Institute for Policy Research.

James is a founding director of Bath Social and Development Research Ltd, a social enterprise dedicated to impact evaluation and has served on the board of several other charities. Prior to joining the University of Bath he worked as an economist and project manager for a variety of international development organisations.

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