Professor Andrew Fisher

Professor Andrew Fisher

Senior Lecturer in Population and Social Policy at the Institute of Social Studies

Biography

Professor Andrew Fisher is a Senior Lecturer in Population and Social Policy at the Institute of Social Studies – the Hague where he teaches on issues of population, poverty and social policy in Staff Group IV of ISS (Rural Development, Environment and Population) and on development economics in the ISS general course and in the International Political Economy of Development core course. He is also the current convenor of the Poverty specialisation at ISS.

As an interdisciplinary development economist, M. Fisher is interested in marginalised and/or disadvantaged peoples, his research including issues of poverty, inequality, social exclusion, disadvantage, discrimination, and social conflict, and how these are affected by various patterns of economic growth, modes of social policy provisioning, and aid. He also works on the macroeconomic repercussions of aid and on the history of economic development thought, with a particular focus on structuralist, post-keynesian and institutionalist approaches in development economics.