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Michael Lipton
Nationality British
Field Development economics
Information at IDEAS/RePEc

Michael Lipton FBA (1937 - ) is an economist specialising in rural poverty in developing countries, including issues relating to land reform and urban bias. He has spent much of his career at the University of Sussex, but also contributed to the work of international institutions, such as the World Bank's 2000/2001 World Development Report on poverty. He was Reader, then Professorial Fellow, at the University's Institute of Development Studies 1967-94, and since 1994 he has been Research Professor at Sussex University's Poverty Research Unit, which he founded.[1]

Lipton was elected to the British Academy in 2006.[2]

Selected works

  • Why Poor People Stay Poor: Urban Bias and World Development (1977, 1988)
  • New Seeds and Poor People (with Richard Longhurst, 1989)
  • Does Aid Work in India? (with John Toye, 1991)
  • Successes in Anti-poverty (1998, 2001)
  • Land Reform in Developing Countries (Priorities for Development Economics) (2009), Routledge, ISBN 978-0415096676


  1. ^ Lipton bio, Sussex
  2. ^ [1]

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