In 2006-2009 Danny Quah was Head of Department for Economics at LSE. Quah holds degrees from Princeton and Harvard, and was Assistant Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the LSE.
Recently he spoke on the global economy and global imbalances at the LSE Asia Forum in Singapore, the Korea Development Institute, Khazanah Megatrends Forum, and the Hay Literary Festival. Early in 2009 he delivered the Goh Keng Swee Lecture in Singapore on China's economic growth, and the World Economy Asia lecture ("Will Asia save the world?") in Kuala Lumpur. Together with Lord Charles Powell and Sir David Tang, he opposed Gurcharan Das, Deepak Lal, and Mark Tully, in debating the motion "The future belongs to India, not China" at the Royal Geographical Society in London in May 2009.
Quah has consulted for among others the World Bank, the Bank of England, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He currently serves on Malaysia's National Economic Advisory Council and is a Member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Economic Imbalances.
Prof Quah's research is now on economic growth and development, income inequality, international economic relations, economic geography, and new technologies. He has also previously worked in time series econometrics, inflation, and business cycles. At the LSE he used to lecture in the largest course (Introductory Economics) taught in the school. He now teaches macroeconomics and econometrics in the MSc programme, and lectures on The Global Economy for LSE's China Summer School in Beijing and Executive Summer School in London.
Prof Quah was born in Malaysia and is now a British citizen. He holds a blackbelt in taekwon-do.