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Prof. Danny Quah

Professor of Economics & Co-Director LSE Global Governance, LSE

Danny T. Quah is a highly respected figure in the world of economics and governance. He was a Council Member on Malaysia's National Economic Advisory Council (2009-2011). He serves on the Steering Committee of the Abu Dhabi Economics Research Agency and the Editorial Boards of East Asian Policy, Journal of Economic Growth, and the Journal of Global Policy and is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Economic Imbalances. At LSE he is also Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS, Senior Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, and Chair of the China Summer School Board for the LSE-PKU Summer School.

Danny Quah continues to make a significant contribution to the field of Monetary Economics

Danny Quah

In detail

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).

What he offers you

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 inequality in economic growth and policies.

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.


He presents in English.

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  • The Global Economy
  • Economic Growth and Wealth Creation
  • Government Policy on Science and Technology
  • Technology and Economic Growth
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Life in Unequal, Growing Economies
  • International Property Rights Issues
  • Corporate Governance


  • His academic research has been supported by awards from the British Academy, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the MacArthur Foundation

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