Danny Quah

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Danny Quah
Native name 柯成兴
Born (1958-07-26) July 26, 1958 (age 56)
Nationality American
Institution London School of Economics
Field Monetary economics
Alma mater Harvard University
Princeton University
Influences Thomas Sargent
Information at IDEAS/RePEc

Danny Quah (Chinese: 柯成兴; born July 26, 1958) is Professor of Economics and International Development, and Kuwait Professor 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.[1] Quah's work includes important contributions to the fields of Economic Growth, Development Economics, Monetary Economics, Macro-Econometrics, and the Weightless Economy.[2]

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.

Google Scholar Citations reports his most-cited works to include his paper on Vector Autoregressions with Olivier Blanchard and his papers on the convergence of Twin Peaked income distributions.[3] He is known also for his 2011 paper on the shifting global economy that maps the eastwards movement in the world's economic center of gravity away from its 1980s mid-Atlantic location,[4] and for work while a graduate student on the appendix to the famous Monetarist paper "Some Unpleasant Monetarist Arithmetic" (by Thomas Sargent and Neil Wallace), a paper that is considered to be a significant contribution to the field of monetary economics.[5]



  1. ^ http://personal.lse.ac.uk/dquah/
  2. ^ http://econ.lse.ac.uk/~dquah/tweirl0.html
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ Thomas J. Sargent and Neil Wallace, “Some unpleasant monetarist arithmetic,” Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Quarterly Review, Summer 1981

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