Courtney Lindsey is a researcher whose interests lie broadly in the political economy of development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). His research interests include trade and industrial policy in SIDS; micro-, small- and medium-enterprise development and private sector competitiveness; small states' strategies for norm entrepreneurship and norm advocacy; and resilience, sustainability and climate change adaptation in SIDS.
Prior to joining ODI, Courtney spent almost 10 years working as a researcher and project manager, designing, executing, and managing private sector development projects across the English-speaking Caribbean.
Courtney holds a PhD from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus. His dissertation focused on small states and policy space in global trade politics, where he examined how small, upper-middle to high-income developing countries respond to policy space constraints at the World Trade Organisation.