Prof. Mushtaq Khan

Prof. Mushtaq Husain Khan is a heterodox economist and Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

He is also Chief Executive of the Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) Research Partnership Consortium, a global research program supported by DFID for identifying feasible anti-corruption strategies that assist economic development.

His broader work focuses on the institutional economics of poor countries; it includes notable contributions to the analysis of rents and rent seeking, governance, technology policy, institutions, political settlements, and economic development in South Asia.

Educated as an exhibitioner at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Prof. Khan graduated with a first-class BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in 1981.

In 1982, he received his MPhil from King's College, Cambridge, where he completed a PhD. in 1989.

From 1990 to 1996, Prof. Khan was Fellow and Lecturer in Economics at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and Assistant Director of Development Studies at the University of Cambridge.

In 1996, he took up a post at SOAS, where he was made a Professor in 2005.

Apart from his academic career, Khan has held appointments as consultant for many international organizations including the World Bank, DFID, UNDP and the Asian Development Bank;moreover, he has held positions as visiting professor at Chulalongkorn and Dhaka Universities. Several of his articles have won prizes, including the Hans Singer Prize and the Frank Cass Prize.

In addition, he is a regular commentator for the BBC's Bengali service broadcasts.

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