leading economist and academic
Post financial crisis power relations
Growth and development
Impact of new technologies
Danny Quah is a leading expert in global economic affairs, with a particular interest in the shift of global economic activity towards more eastern regions. His research encompasses many aspects of global economics including income equality, geographical trends, the impact of new technologies, economic growth and development, and alternative models of global power relations.
Danny is currently the Li Ka Shing Professor of Economics and Dean at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. He was formerly Professor of Economics at LSE, a Senior Fellow of LSE IDEAS, and the Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at LSE’s Institute of Global Affairs. He was an Assistant Professor of Economics at MIT and he has been a Visiting Professor to both Tsinghua University in Beijing, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Not merely an Academic, Danny has consulted for the World Bank, the Bank of England and Singapore’s Monetary Authority. He is a Commissioner on the Spence-Stiglitz Commission on Global Economic Transformation, a member of the Executive Committee for the International Economic Association, and is a Senior Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research.
Danny also regularly blogs about his research in global economics. His writing style is open and accessible, and his blog has been routinely rated as one of the best economic blogs available.
Danny’s talks offer innovative ideas and solutions on a wide range of economic issues, delivered in a relaxed, understandable style that perfectly complements his brilliant academic thinking and his years of experience in consulting and development.