Inge Kaul

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Inge Kaul
Institution UNDP (1981–2005)
Hertie School of Governance (2007– )
Field Global public goods
Development economics
Alma mater Konstanz University (Ph.D. 1972)
Contributions Global public goods

Inge Kaul is adjunct professor at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany and advisor to various governmental, multilateral and non-profit organizations on policy options to meet global challenges. She specializes in Global public goods, with much of her work looking at international cooperation financing, public-private partnerships, global governance, global issue diplomacy and UN system reform. She was the first director of UNDP's Human Development Report Office, a position which she held from 1989 to 1994, where with Mahbub ul Haq she led the team working on the Human Development Report.[1] She was then director of UNDP's Office of Development Studies from 1995 to 2005. She is the author of numerous publications on international public economics and finance and was the lead editor of the books Providing Global Public Goods: Managing Globalization and The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges.[2]

Membership in select boards, panels and commissions[edit]

Inge Kaul has been a member of various select boards, panels and commissions, including:


Selected books
  • 2006, The New Public Finance; Responding to Global Challenges, edited with Pedro Conceição, Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • 2003, Providing Global Public Goods; Managing Globalization, edited with Pedro Conceição et al., Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • 1999, Global Public Goods; International Cooperation in the 21st Century, edited with Katell le Goulven et al., Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • 1995, The Tobin Tax; Coping with Financial Volatility, edited with Mahbub ul Haq and Isabelle Grunberg., Oxford University Press, 1995.
Selected book chapters
Selected papers
Selected joint reports
Selected articles in journals
Selected articles in popular press

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History of the Human Development Report" Retrieved on 22 May 2015.
  2. ^ Curriculum Vitae on home website

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