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Reader, International Development Economics
International Business and Economics
BSc, MSc, PhD
After being awarded a full ESRC scholarship, Dr Ana Marr completed her PhD studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, having previously obtained a scholarship-funded Master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics. Dr Marr subsequently worked for the London School of Economics, the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, and the Overseas Development Institute in London, UK, prior to joining the University of Greenwich in 2002. She currently works for the Business School and, as principal consultant and researcher, for the Natural Resources Institute.
Dr Marr has over 15 years’ working experience in policy-making research, consultancy and lecturing in economics and financial market development. Her extensive international research experience includes short- and long-term field research in Asia (Bangladesh, India and Thailand), Africa (South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe) and Latin America (Bolivia, Colombia and Peru). She is currently Principal Investigator and Director of the Leverhulme-funded research ‘Optimising the Dual Goals of Microfinance’, leading a group of researchers within the university. Funding for her previous research has been obtained from the UK Department for International Development, the ESRC, World Bank, GTZ, EU, CARE, and Farm-Africa, among others. Dr Marr is a senior member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Iberoamerican Journal of Development Studies, acts as reviewer for the international journal World Development and publishes extensively on related research issues.
Dr Marr’s current responsibilities include:
Microfinance, financial market development, wholesale finance, pro-poor credit, poverty reduction, business development services, social capital, development economics, financial services for enterprise development, entrepreneurship, finance for SMEs and small businesses, private capital flows, foreign direct investment, international trade and financial institutions’ conditionality.