Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade

Welcome to CREDIT

The Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT) was founded in 1988 and provides a focus for staff with a primary or significant research interest in development economics. The focus of research interests is on trade policy, macroeconomics of aid and analysis of household surveys, especially for sub-Saharan Africa. Research is often conducted in collaboration with the network of External Research Fellows.


Festschrift Conference for Professor Chris Milner

28 June 2017 (09:30-18:00)
A01 Highfield House
One-day conference in honour of Professor Chris Milner's contribution to Economics research (A01, Highfield House)

*Cancelled* CREDIT Development Seminar: Charles Ackah (University of Ghana)

29 June 2017 (14:00-15:00)
A31 Sir Clive Granger Building
Title: TBA (A31, SCGB)

See full details of the CREDIT Development Seminar Series.

Latest research papers

CREDIT 17/05: Collective action when public good returns are heterogeneous

Abigail Barr, Trudy Owens and Ashira Perera

CREDIT 17/03 The economic impact of political instability and mass civil protest

Samer Matta, Simon Appleton and Michael Bleaney use synthetic control methodology, which constructs a counterfactual in the absence of political instability, to estimate the output effect of 38 regime crises in the period 1970-2011.

The CREDIT Research Paper Series publishes some ten papers each year. View the full list of CREDIT Research Papers.


A core group of Internal Fellows within the school, who supervise PhD students on development topics, and a network of External Fellows.

World-Class Research

The centre is part of three of the University's Research Priority Areas - Governance and Public Policy; Sustainable Development; and Understanding Human Behaviour.



Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade

Sir Clive Granger Building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5620