Danny Quah

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Danny Quah
Danny Quah, University of London KL Lecture, 23 April 2013. Podium
Native name 柯成兴
Born (1958-07-26) July 26, 1958 (age 56)
Nationality British
Institution London School of Economics
Field Macroeconomics
Alma mater Harvard University
Princeton University
Influences Thomas Sargent, Olivier Blanchard
Information at IDEAS/RePEc

Danny Quah (Chinese: 柯成兴) is Professor of Economics and International Development, and Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Tan Chin Tuan Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. He served previously as Council Member on Malaysia's National Economic Advisory Council and as Consultant for the Bank of England, the World Bank, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Quah has worked as assistant professor of economics at MIT, visiting assistant professor of economics at Harvard University, and visiting Professor of Economics at Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management and the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. Quah's work includes contributions to the fields of economic growth, development economics, monetary economics, macroeconometrics, and the weightless economy.[1]

Quah obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University under Thomas Sargent in 1986 and his A.B. from Princeton University in 1980. He was, for 2006–2009, Head of the Department of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The World's Economic Centre of Gravity 1980-2050. Produced by Danny Quah, 2011

Google Scholar Citations reports Quah's most-cited works to include his 1989 paper[2] on Vector Autoregressions with Olivier Blanchard and his papers on the convergence of Twin Peaked income distributions.[3] His published academic writings range widely from his prize-winning[4] 2011 paper on the shifting global economy - mapping the eastwards movement in the world's economic center of gravity away from its 1980s mid-Atlantic location[5] - to work while still a graduate student on the appendix to the famous Monetarist paper "Some Unpleasant Monetarist Arithmetic" (by Thomas Sargent and Neil Wallace).[6]

Quah's TED talks include "Global Tensions From a Rising East"[7] (March 2012) and "Economics, Democracy, and the New World Order"[8] (August 2014).

Quah holds a second-dan blackbelt in TAGB Taekwondo.



  1. ^ LSE Research and Expertise: Danny Quah http://www.lse.ac.uk/researchAndexpertise/experts/profile.aspx?KeyValue=d.quah%40lse.ac.uk
  2. ^ Blanchard, Olivier Jean; Quah, Danny (1989). "The Dynamic Effects of Aggregate Demand and Supply Disturbances". American Economic Review 79 (4): 655–673. JSTOR 1827924.  edit
  3. ^ Quah, Danny (1993). "Galton's Fallacy and Tests of the Convergence Hypothesis". Scandinavian Journal of Economics (Blackwell) 95 (4): 427–443. JSTOR 3440905.  edit
  4. ^ Quah, Danny. 2012. “How we miss the Great Shift East.” Global Policy, (May 17). http://globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/05/2012/how-we-miss-great-shift-east
  5. ^ Quah, D. (2011). "The Global Economy's Shifting Centre of Gravity". Global Policy 2: 3. doi:10.1111/j.1758-5899.2010.00066.x.  edit
  6. ^ Thomas J. Sargent and Neil Wallace, “Some unpleasant monetarist arithmetic,” Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Quarterly Review, Summer 1981
  7. ^ Global Tensions From a Rising East. TEDxLSE March 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nnQq4lP_6o
  8. ^ Quah, Danny. 2014. “Economics, Democracy, and the New World Order.” Global Policy (August 20). http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/08/2014/economics-democracy-and-new-world-order

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