Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS
[Photo 2015.04.23 Nexus KL Public Lecture]
[Until July 2016 I was Professor of Economics and International Development, and Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at LSE.]
I work on the shifting global economy and the rise of the east. My current writing is on economic principles for re-thinking world order and empirics for a shifting global economy. I think of my empirical research as trying to make large things visible to the naked eye.
I served on Malaysia’s National Economic Advisory Council, 2009-2011.
My public lectures are available online, among them these:
American Decline: Global Power in the 21st Century
Is America in decline? Where now the age of US unipolarity?
What narrative will carry world leadership
in the 21st century? (with Profs ME Cox and Peter Trubowitz of the
International Relations Department at LSE)
Economics, Democracy, and the New World Order
Parts of our current global system carry hypocritical and damaging
inconsistencies. While the TransAtlantic Axis seeks to disseminate
democratic ideals throughout the world, today’s system of global
governance built on US benevolent hegemony is itself deeply undemocratic.
Global tensions from a Rising East
Will the East slow before it counts? Is the East only big enough to
be culpable but not mature enough to be responsible?
06 December 2011 Inaugural LSE Big Questions Lecture
East beats West? Is the East taking over the world?
Big questions for young minds: LSE launches new economics lecture for
young people online
PLACES I UPDATE
I blog here (in English, Chinese, and R), and I tweet on Twitter, Weibo, and 1s. My Google Scholar pages, and CV [with Non-English appendix] give more detail; where necessary, the 2-page version is also available.
I'm writing a book Ordering the World: Truth to Power (manuscript only in very rough draft), my attempt to organize the different things I've been writing and speaking on.
19 August 2015 “How China's Rise is Revealing the Cracks in US Claims to Legitimacy as Global Leader”, South China Morning Post
08 April 2015 “ 改革措施得力 经济增速合理-China's New Normal: What These Reforms Might Achieve” (originally published China's People's Daily 02 April 2015. English version “China's New Normal and the AIIB” 09 April 2015)
23 January 2015 “大男子气概”的经济学需要更多的包容--This needs to be more inclusive, less fuelled by machismo” (CDS Interview - Part 2)
15 Nov 2014 “Convergence Determines Governance - Within and Without” Brookings, November 2014
10 Nov 2014 “Chinese Lessons: Singapore's Epic Regression to the Mean” World Bank Future Development, November 2014 (“中国经济放缓不可怕,” FT Chinese, 15 December 2014)
23 July 2014 “How We Choose Our Political Leaders Tells the World a Lot About Us”. Democratic Audit, July 2014 (“如何选择全球领袖：美国主导的单极世界vs.国际公务员机制,” Guancha Syndicate, 20 October 2014)
18 July 2014 “This Growth Model is Just Not Sustainable in the Long Run”. Global Policy, July 2014
SOME THINGS I HAVE WORKED ON
|Where is the World's Tightest Cluster of People, that is, the smallest circle on our 3-dimensional planet that includes at least 50% of the world's population? In 2015 that was the circle 3300km in great-circle radius centred near Mong Khet in Shan State, Myanmar, on the border with China.|
|My 2011 animation of the global economy’s shifting center of gravity since 1980. The dots in black are 1980-2007; those in red are 2010-2049 The paper won the GPPN Best Article Prize for 2011.|
|Danny Quah Last modified: Sat Sep 3 15:44:31 Malay Peninsula Standard Time 2016|