Danny Quah

Vice Dean (Academic Affairs)
Li Ka Shing Professor of Economics l Tan Chin Tuan Visiting Professor, NUS
Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University l B.A., Economics, Princeton University

Danny Quah

Danny Quah is Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) and Li Ka Shing Professor of Economics at the School.  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 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.

His publications include “Convergence Determines Governance−Within and Without”, Growth, Convergence, and Income Distribution (2014), “The global economy’s shifting centre of gravity”, Global Policy (2011), “Spatial agglomeration dynamics”, American Economic Review (2002). His current research is on an economic approach to world order, on global power shifts and the rise of the East.

Research Areas
• International relations and economics
• The rise of the East
• Economic growth and distribution
• The global economy