Dr. Adnan Qadir Khan

Associate Fellow

PhD Economics: Queen’s University, Kingston Canada. Master of Public Administration: Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge USA. B.Sc. Engineering: University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore Pakistan.

Dr. Adnan Qadir Khan is a Professor at the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a joint appointment with the Suntory Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD). He has also held the position of Academic Director of the School. He is currently on secondment as Chief Economist to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of UK.

Dr. Khan has been an Affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, and an Associate with the Building State Capability Program at Harvard University’s Center for International Development (CID). He has been a co-leader of Reducing State Fragilities Initiative at the International Growth Centre, an Affiliated Researcher with the Political Economy group of Yale University’s Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE), an Affiliated Researcher with Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD), and a founder board member of Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). Previously he has served as Research and Policy Director at the International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics since 2009. He was also a Visiting Lecturer of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School during 2018-19. He co-chaired the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development.

Dr. Khan’s areas of research interest include economic development, political economy of development and state fragility, state capacity, and social protection. His work often involves setting up long term collaborations with policy actors to study real-world questions through field experiments conducted at scale. To learn more about Dr. Khan’s work please visit his website at https://adnanqkhan.com/.