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Prof. Danny Quah

Danny QuahProfessor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Asia Pacific

Danny Quah is Li Ka Shing Professor of Economics at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. His current research is on an economic approach to world order, including global power shifts, the rise of the East, and models of global power relations.

In 2016 his was named one of the top 100 Economics blogs in the world. 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 has written on a range of different topics including time series econometrics, spatial econometrics, income inequality, economic convergence and growth, inflation, new technologies, and sources of economic fluctuations.

Quah is the author of The Global Economy's Shifting Centre of Gravity. He gave the third London School of Economics and Political Science-NUS lecture in 2013, TEDx talks in 2016, 2014, and 2012, and the Inaugural LSE Big Questions Lecture in 2011. Quah was previously Assistant Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and then Professor of Economics and International Development, and Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at LSE. He also served as LSE’s Head of Department for Economics, and Council Member on Malaysia’s National Economic Advisory Council.

Quah studied at the universities of Princeton and Minnesota, and then Harvard University, where he earned his Ph.D..