Remco Oostendorp is currently Associate Professor in Development Economics at the VU University Amsterdam. He is also a Research Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute (TI), Fellow of the Amsterdam Institute for International Development (AIID), Research Associate of the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE, University of Oxford), and Resource Person for the African Economic Resource Consortium (AERC).
His research interests include empirical microeconomics, globalization, labor markets, manufacturing, agricultural intensification, and survey methodology in developing countries. He has published in The Reviewof Economics and Statistics, The Economic Journal, World Bank Economic Review, Economic Development and Cultural Change, World Development, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Studies, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, and Journal of African Economies, among others. He has also worked as an international consultant for many agencies, including the World Bank, ADB, ILO, UNDP, USAid, and IDRC.
Professor Oostendorp has substantial experience in the area of firm survey design, sampling, training and analysis. He has been involved in a number of firm survey projects including Cambodia, Mongolia, Viet Nam, Ghana and South Africa. Most importantly for this project, Professor Oostendorp was integrally involved in the earlier RPED Surveys in Zimbabwe in the early 1990s.
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