skip to content

Cambridge Public Policy SRI

 

THE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF USING CASE STUDIES TO INFORM POLICY

Professor Michael Woolcock is Lead Social Scientist with the World Bank's Development Research Group, and a (part-time) Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

He is the author or co-author of over 80 journal articles and chapters, as well as 11 books, including the forthcoming The Case for Case Studies: Integrating Scholarship and Practice in International Development (Cambridge University Press; edited, with Jennifer Widner and Daniel Ortega Nieto). In 2004 he co-founded the World Bank's global 'Justice for the Poor' initiative; from 2006-2009 he was the founding Research Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester; in 2012 he co-founded the 'Building State Capability' program at Harvard's Center for International Development; and in 2015-17 he was a founding member of the World Bank's first Knowledge and Research Hub, based in Malaysia. He is a co-recipient of the 'best book' prize (2012) and 'best article' prize (2014) from the American Sociological Association's section on Economic Development. He is on the editorial board of numerous journals, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of UNESCO's largest research program (Management of Social Transformations). An Australian national, he has an MA and PhD in comparative-historical sociology from Brown University.

For further information, please see the attached lecture series Programme

Date: 
Thursday, 8 November, 2018 - 17:00 to 18:30
Contact name: 
Dr Adam P. Coutts, Senior Research Fellow
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
+44(0)7794 505 815
Event location: 
SIMON SAINSBURY CENTRE, JUDGE BUSINESS SCHOOL