Francis Teal is currently the Oxford Director of the ESRC funded Global Poverty Research Group (GPRG). He has been a Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) since 1996. Before joining the Centre in 1991 Francis Teal held positions in Tanzania at the Tanzania Investment Bank, in the UK at the National Institute of Economics and Social Research and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and in Australia at the Bureau of Agricultural Economics and the Australian National University. He has worked on a wide range of trade and development policy issues. He is currently working on projects studying the evolution of firms in Africa and employment and labour markets. He has published papers on both Africa and applied economic policy in the Journal of Public Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Development Studies and Economic Development and Cultural Change.