Author - Danny Quah

Danny Quah

Danny Quah is Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) and Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. His research interests include income inequality, economic growth, and international economic relations.  Quah's current research takes an economic approach to world order - with focus on global power shift and the rise of the east,  and alternative models of global power relations.   

Quah is Commissioner on the Spence-Stiglitz Commission on Global Economic Transformation; Member, Executive Committee, International Economic Association; and Senior Fellow, Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research.

Quah gave the third LSE-NUS lecture in 2013, TEDx talks in 20162014, and 2012, and the Inaugural LSE Big Questions Lecture in 2011.  His blog is regularly named one of the top 100 Economics blogs in the world (20162017a2017b) Quah’s research has been supported by the Khazanah Research Institute, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the British Academy, the UK’s Economic and Research Council, and the Andrew Mellon Foundation.

Quah was previously Assistant Professor of Economics at MIT, and then Professor of Economics and International Development, and Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at LSE.  He served as LSE’s Head of Department for Economics, and Council Member on Malaysia’s National Economic Advisory Council.

Quah studied at Princeton, Minnesota, and Harvard.



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Posts Archive:

When Open Societies Fail

How to be True to Yourself and still Unite your People – via Twitter

Lazy Nationalist Populism: Globalisation and Inequality on the Transatlantic Axi

How America Might Yet Prove LKY Wrong: Why Offshore Balancing is Economically Se

 The Extreme Poor Gaining Control of Their Own Environment

Demand, Supply, and a Rational World Order

The World’s Tightest Cluster of People

China’s Collapse. Any Day Now

 The Extreme Poor Gaining Control of Their Own Environment

Convergence Determines Governance – Within and Without. Reset

Some Simple Arithmetic on China’s Growth Slowdown

The Weakened Global Economy

Economics, Democracy, and the New World Order

The End of US Exceptionalism

Global hegemony. In one picture.

Is China’s Economy Crashing?

China’s Journey to the West

The East grows only because the West consumes.

 Just let China Grow

UK austerity and growth: Winter is coming

Global Tensions from a Rising East

The Great Shift East