Geof Wood is an Emeritus Professor of International Development at the University of Bath, UK. He was the Founder Director of the Institute for International Policy Analysis; Head of Department of Economics and International Development; Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; University Research Adviser, ex-Chair of Board of INTRAC, Oxford, and ex-President of the UK Development Studies Association. Dr.Wood arrived in Bangladesh in 1974. Since then, he conducted ethnographic and inter-disciplinary research on aspects of agrarian change, poverty, governance, and civil society in Bangladesh and Pakistan, and elsewhere, examining theories of insecurity, Faustian bargains, access, welfare regimes, strategies of de-clientelisation, extreme poverty and resilience, and de-peasantisation. He promotes the understanding of political economy via analysis of deep structures.