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

18 July 2014
Danny Quah lets slip a memo from some far sighted innovation experts. Memo to: Thomas Alva Edison, Menlo ParkCc: China, Asia 2013; East Asia, Asia 2013; Singapore, Asia 1995From:…
11 July 2014
Danny Quah suggests that we are far more accepting of unrepresentative leaders when it comes to global governance than domestic politics. What if a society decided its…
14 October 2013
Danny Quah and guests of the BBC radio programme ‘In the Balance’ discuss whether political wrangling over US public finances has damaged the country's global…
05 September 2013
Global hegemony could, first of all, be about leadership in the world economy: doing the right thing at home, coordinating the actions of your friends, restoring growth to the…
23 August 2013
Danny Quah examines the evidence behind speculation that China’s economy is crashing. Bearishness on China has gone viral. Two years ago talk was of China’s economy…
18 July 2013
Danny Quah asks what the Middle Income Trap means for China and others? Like a spectre, the Middle Income Trap stalks China and the rest of the world’s successful emerging…
02 February 2013
China – You have a serious public relations challenge. Most of the world finds economic relations with China a complete puzzle. No one really understands “peaceful…
23 November 2012
Pessimism on China’s continuing economic growth emerges from, among other reasons on offer, that billion-people economy’s aversion to institutional reform. In this…
23 October 2012
An abiding belief held by many about the global economy is that the East is one gigantic Foxconn-shaped, steroid-boosted manufacturing facility, pumping out iPhones, shoes,…
11 October 2012
Many take as fact that the current pattern of global imbalances — large and persistent trade deficits and surpluses across different parts of the world, eventually…
26 September 2012
Policy debate in the current recession is often portrayed to be an irreconcilable political battle, pitting those pushing austerity against those advocating growth. Indeed,…
14 June 2012
Will the East slow before it counts? Is the East only big enough to be culpable but not mature enough to be responsible? Today I want to talk to you about the rise of the East,…
17 May 2012
Many well-known facts are, in actuality, false. One such is how the Great Wall of China is humanity’s only construction visible from outer space. Another is how Marie…