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Dr Richard Sidebottom

Dr Richard Sidebottom

Lecturer on 'Development Issues in Sub- Saharan Africa' Option Course

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Centre of Development Studies:

Research Interests

Richard Sidebottom is an Affiliated Lecturer researcher at the Centre of Development Studies at Cambridge University. His research interests include the Political Economy of Development and markets, Rural Entrepreneurship, Innovation in Agricultural Commodity chains and Sustainable Development solutions in the cotton sector.  Richard teaches on two Development studies MPhil papers Paper 2: Institutions and Development and Paper 43: Development Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. He also lectures for the Land Economy Undergraduate Paper 17: Land policy and Development economics and on Sustainable Development and Economic Growth at the Institute of Continuing Education. Richard holds a PhD and 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.


  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Development Studies