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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Post Archive

07 November 2017
Why is Wikipedia mostly OK, but so many comments at the end of newspaper articles make you weep for humanity’s future – when both are open for everyone to write? In…
02 February 2017
Danny Quah weighs in with some advice for the newly elected President’s use of social media. Thomas Friedman pointed out how the substance of Trump’s tweeting reveals…
13 January 2017
Danny Quah argues that 'globalisation’s great message' needs to be re-told to Western voters. When policy-makers fail to speak truth, citizens construct their own…
10 May 2016
Danny Quah explores academic reactions to the rise of China. When Pope Francis addressed the UN on 25 September 2015 he said this on the problem of economic development: “…
26 April 2016
In 2013 Ken Myers guessed and verified that his Valeriepieris circle – a circular region on a 2-dimensional map, centred in the South China Sea and about 4,000 km in radius…
25 April 2016
Danny Quah what’s behind the headlines announcing China’s imminent downfall. (This post expands on “Is China’s Collapse Finally at Hand?“, Asia…
22 April 2016
In light of the 'China model' Danny Quah revisits Fukuyama's famous proclamation on paths to development. In 1989, upon the demise of the Soviet Union, Francis…
30 September 2015
Rather than ideal models, Danny Quah argues that we should view other nation’s political and economic arrangements through the prism of relationships between citizens and…
23 March 2015
Danny Quah argues that the longer we remain in denial on what the emerging economies have achieved, the longer we keep global governance gridlocked and ineffective. Convergence…
11 March 2015
Danny Quah aks: What does China’s growth slowdown mean to you? I ask here not about the New World Order, Global Power Shifts, or whether the US retains its position as…
06 March 2015
Danny Quah comments on pessimistic reports on the direction of the world’s economy. The headline on The Economist leader (11 Oct 2014) made matters brutally clear: “…
20 August 2014
Danny Quah argues that beyond ‘liberal democracy’ and ‘free markets’ there are multiple pathways to prosperity and legitimate governance. Some of us wake…
30 July 2014
Danny Quah asks when it may be time to look for a new global hegemon? Some days it’s just plain stressful when the world keeps looking to you to solve its problems, to be…