prof.dr. (Andrew) AM Fischer

prof.dr. (Andrew) AM Fischer
Full professor International Institute of Social Studies Academic staff unit
Location
Kortenaerkade 12, 's - Gravenhage
Room
I4-18
Email
fischer@iss.nl
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Andrew Martin Fischer is Professor of Inequality, Social Protection and Development at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, part of Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

He is also the Scientific Director of CERES, The Dutch Research School for International Development; co-editor of the journal Development and Change; and founding editor of the Oxford University Press book series Critical Frontiers of International Development Studies

His latest book, Poverty as Ideology (Zed, 2018), was awarded the International Studies in Poverty Prize by the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) and Zed Books and, as part of the award, is now fully open access.

Trained in demography and development economics, Fischer works extensively on poverty, inequality, social policy, and international development. He earned his Ph.D. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics (LSE) for his research on China’s regional development strategies in western China and their impact on ethnic minorities, principally Tibetans, but also Uyghurs and other minorities. He has written two books on this topic, the second being The Disempowered Development of Tibet in China: A Study in the Economics of Marginalization (Lexington Books, 2014), as well as numerous articles in leading journals such as Population and Development Review and China Quarterly.

More generally, Fischer has been involved in the field of international development for over 30 years, with experience spanning Latin America, Africa and Asia. Prior to his Ph.D., he spent seven years living with Tibetan refugees in India, and he lived in Western China for two years during and after his Ph.D. Parallel to his ongoing research on western China, he won a prestigious European Research Council grant for work on the political economy of externally financing social policy in developing countries (Aiding Social Protection), which he led from 2015 to 2021.

He is currently focusing on the role of redistribution in development at local, regional and global scales and its interaction with finance and production, while simultaneously maintaining his ongoing research on western China. 

  • Andrew Fischer (2020) - Development and Change (Journal)
  • Andrew Fischer (2016) - Development and Change (Journal)
  • Andrew Fischer (2015) - Oxford University Press (Publisher)
  • Andrew Fischer (2012) - Journal of International Development (Journal)
  • Andrew Fischer (2011) - Agrarian transformation and surplus population in the global South: revisting agraian questions and labour, closed workshop IDAS-LDPI
  • K Bauer, G Childs, Andrew Fischer & S Craig (2011) - Himalaya. The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (Journal)
  • Andrew Fischer & U Kothari (2011) - Journal of International Development (Journal)
  • Andrew Fischer & U Kothari (2011) - Journal of International Development (Journal)
  • Andrew Fischer & U Kothari (2011) - Journal of International Development (Journal)
  • G Wood, U Kothari & Andrew Fischer (2010) - Journal of International Development (Journal)

  • Andrew Martín Fischer (2018) - International Studies in Poverty Prize, awarded by Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) and Zed Books

3105 Research Paper Preparation

Year
2022
Course Code
ISS-3105-22-23

Major SPD

Year
2022
Course Code
ISS-SPD-22-23

5401 Research Paper

Year
2022
Course Code
ISS-5401-22-23

Board of Examiners

Year
2022
Course Code
ISS-BOE-22-23

General Information

Year
2022
Course Code
ISSGENERAL-22-23

Global Poverty, Local Solutions

Year
2022
Course Code
ISS-MI-8102

Scientific Director

Start date approval
September 2019

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