Danny Quah is Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics and Dean at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He works on income inequality and on world order. On the first, he documents the variety of inequality experiences across economies to suggest that a single narrative on inequality is unlikely to be correct or helpful. On the second, he takes an economic approach to world order, studying the supply and demand of world order: on the one hand, what international system the world’s superpowers provide, and on the other, what world order the global community needs. Quah uses this to recast analysis of global power shifts, the rise of the east, regional order, and models of global power relations.
Quah is a member of the Spence-Stiglitz Commission on Global Economic Transformation and author of 'The Global Economy’s Shifting Centre of Gravity'. Quah gave the third LSE-NUS lecture in 2013, and TEDx talks in 2016, 2014, and 2012. 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 has also served as LSE’s Head of Department for Economics, and as a Council Member on Malaysia’s National Economic Advisory Council. Quah studied at Princeton, Minnesota, and Harvard.