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Dr Richard Sidebottom

Dr Richard Sidebottom

Affiliated Lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies, Cambridge University.

MPhil Development Studies (Cambridge)

MSc Finance (London Business School)

MA History & Economics (Oxford)


Biography:

Dr. Richard Sidebottom is an Affiliated Lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies, Cambridge and teaches in African Studies, Development Studies, Land Economy and the Institute of Continuing Education. His research interests include Rural Development, Entrepreneurship, Agricultural commodity markets and Renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa & South Asia. Richard is a Research consultant on the TIGR2ESS (Transforming India’s Green Revolution by Research & Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies) research project funded by the Global Challenges Research fund.

He holds a PhD & MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Finance from London Business School & an MA in History & Economics from the University of Oxford. Prior to Cambridge, Richard worked for over 20 years as an Emerging Markets Fund manager in London & Singapore.

Dr. Richard Sidebottom is an Affiliated Lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies, Cambridge and teaches in African Studies, Development Studies, Land Economy and the Institute of Continuing Education. His research interests include Rural Development, Entrepreneurship, Agricultural commodity markets and Renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa & South Asia. Richard is a Research consultant on the TIGR2ESS (Transforming India’s Green Revolution by Research & Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies) research project funded by the Global Challenges Research fund.

He holds a PhD & MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Finance from London Business School & an MA in History & Economics from the University of Oxford. Prior to Cambridge, Richard worked for over 20 years as an Emerging Markets Fund manager in London & Singapore.

Research Interests

Research interests include the Political Economy of Development and Markets, Innovation in Agricultural Commodity chains and Sustainable Development solutions in the African Cotton sector

Teaching

Richard lectures at the Centre of Development Studies for MPhil Paper 2: Institutions & Development & co-ordinates & teaches Paper 43: Development Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa.  He also lectures & supervises for the Land Economy Undergraduate Paper 17: Land policy & 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.

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