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Richard Sidebottom is a PhD researcher at the Centre of Development Studies at Cambridge University. His research interests include the Political Economy of Development and Markets, Innovation in Agricultural Commodity chains and Sustainable Development solutions in the African Cotton sector.


Richard lectures at the Centre of Development Studies on MPhil Paper 2: Institutions & Development & Paper 43: Development Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa (for which he is also the co-ordinator). He also lectures & supervises for the Land Economy Undergraduate Paper 17: Land policy and Development economics and is a member of the Tutor panel at the Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley College, Cambridge where he teaches for the Undergraduate Certificate in International Development.


Richard holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Finance from London Business School and an MA & BA in History and Economics from the University of Oxford. He has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets most of which as an Emerging Markets fund manager in London and Singapore.


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 Richard  Sidebottom