For Ph D theses, please visit the Leicester Research Archive Please log in with your University IT account username and password.Theses (or dissertations as they are sometimes called) are the product of extended independent research by students. 3rd year Capstone projects), and are nearly always a feature of postgraduate research from Master's through to Ph.
Maria da Graça Ferraz de Almeida Prado Winner of the Prize for Excellent Dissertation Development Managment 2015-IE (PDF) Breaking Out Of the Middle-Income Trap: Assessing the Role of Structural Transformation.
Ipek Ergin Winner of the Prize for Best Dissertation Development Studies 2015-AML (PDF) Labour Migration, Social Movements and Regional Integration: A Comparative Study of the Role of Labour Movements in the Social Transformation of the Economic Community of West African States and the Southern African Development Community.
Simon Baur Winner of the Prize for Excellent Dissertation Development Management 2013-NI (PDF) The Rise of ‘Murky Protectionism’: Changing Patterns of Trade-Related Industrial Policies in Developing Countries: A case study of Indonesia.
Nicholas Intscher Joint Winner of the Prize for Best Dissertation and Best Overall Performance Development Studies 2013-JF (PDF) Why Settle for Less? Jillian Feirson Joint Winner of the Prize for Best Dissertation Development Studies 2013-LH (PDF) Corporate Social Responsibility in Mining: The effects of external pressures and corporate leadership.
Momchil Petkov Winner of the Prize for Excellent Dissertation Development Studies 2014-TC (PDF) Democracy to Decline: do democratic changes jeopardize economic growth?
Thomas Coleman Winner of the Prize for Excellent Dissertation Development Management 2014-AK (PDF) Intercultural Bilingual Education: the role of participation in improving the quality of education among indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico.Leah Henderson Joint Winner of the Prize for Best Dissertation Development Studies 2013-BM (PDF) Estimating incumbency advantages in African politics: Regression discontinuity evidence from Zambian parliamentary and local government elections.Bobbie Macdonald Excellent Dissertation and Best Overall Performance Development Studies WP145 (PDF) Is History Repeating Itself?DV410 and MY410 together provide students a coordinated introduction to research design and a selection of research methods used in development research.The objective is to enable students to conduct independent research, to assess the methods used to generate evidence, and to critically assess the quality and validity of research analysis and findings in development research and policy.Examining Good Governance Programmes in Myanmar Khine Thu Winner of the Best Dissertation in Programme Development Managament 2017-NL (PDF) Persistent Patronage?The Downstream Electoral Effects of Administrative Unit Creationin Uganda Nicholas Lyon Winner of the Best Dissertation in Programme African Development 2016-MV (PDF) Contract farming under competition: exploring the drivers of side selling among sugarcane farmers in Mumias Milou Vanmulken Winner of the Prize for Best Dissertation Development Management 2016-JS (PDF) Resource Wealth and Democracy: Challenging the Assumptions of the Redistributive Model Janosz Schäfer Winner of the Prize for Best Overall Performance Development Studies 2016-LK (PDF) Shiny Happy People: A study of the effects income relative to a reference group exerts on life satisfaction Lajos Kossuth Winner of the Prize for Best Overall Performance Development Studies 2015-MP (PDF) "Corruption by design" and the management of infrastructure in Brazil: Reflections on the Programa de Aceleração ao Crescimento - PAC.The case of Paraguay and its transition to a competitive electoral democracy.Dominica Zavala Zubizarreta Joint Winner of the Prize for Excellent Dissertation Development Management WP143 (PDF) Enabling Productive Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries: Critical issues in policy design.A small selection containing the truly outstanding dissertations will be made available here.Please also note that all Alliance MBS undergraduate dissertations are also available for consultation in the library.