Danny Quah

Danny Quah



  • The Global Economy and the Rise of the East
  • Economic Growth and Wealth Creation
  • Government Policy on Science and Technology
  • Technology and Economic Growth
  • Life in Unequal, Growing Economies
  • Corporate Governance

What he offers

In economics, Danny Quah has made huge contributions across a very wide range of areas, ranging from time-series econometrics, business cycles, inflation, and international income inequality to, most recently, technology and economic growth. His experience includes working as a consultant for the World Bank and for the Bank of England among his credentials. He regularly speaks at seminars around the world on his focus subjects, including global governance and inequality in economic growth.

How he presents

Exceedingly passionate about economics and global governance, Danny introduces his audience to new thinking in a fluid and relaxed style, being both articulate and soft-spoken.

Danny Quah is Professor of Economics and International Development and a highly respected figure in the world of economics and governance. In January 2015 he was appointed Senior Advisor to the Director of the London School of Economics. He also is Tan Chin Tuan Visiting Professor at National University of Singapore and serves on the Editorial Boards of East Asian Policy, Journal of Economic Growth, and the Journal of Global Policy. In addition, in 2014 he was appointed Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at LSE’s Institute of Global Affairs, Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS, Academic Director of the LSE Executive Summer School, and Chair of the LSE-PKU Summer School Board.

Danny Quah obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University and his A.B. from Princeton University. He joined LSE in 1991 after having taught as an assistant professor in MIT’s Economics Department. In 2001 he was named one of ten heroes of dissemination by the ESRC. As a regular contributor to major economic journals, he also found a place in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in Economics (1997).


  • In December 2012 in Beijing he was given Hanban’s Confucius Institute Individual Performance Excellence Award
  • Global Policy and Global Public Policy Network 2011 Best Article Prize, for “The Global Economy’s Shifting Centre of Gravity” (in Global Policy, January 2011)

Presentation Languages: English

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