Mushtaq Khan

 

Mushtaq Husain Khan.
Professor of Economics,
Department of Economics,
SOAS, University of London

Personal details
Nationality: British and Bangladeshi
Address: Department of Economics, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG.
Telephone: + (20) 7898 4546
Email: mk17@soas.ac.uk
Web Address: http://mercury.soas.ac.uk/users/mk17/

Professional career

Academic appointments

Professor of Economics, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, SOAS, University of London, 2005–
Associate Dean, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, SOAS, University of London, 2002-2005
Senior Lecturer in Economics, SOAS, University of London 2001-2005
Lecturer in Economics, SOAS, University of London 1996-2001
Assistant Director of Development Studies, Development Studies Committee and Department of Land Economy, Cambridge 1990-96
Fellow and Lecturer in Economics, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge 1990-96
Junior Research Fellow in Economics, Corpus Christi College, Oxford 1988-1990

Other professional appointments

Member of Initiative of Policy Dialogue Task Forces set up by Professor Joseph Stiglitz on Africa and on Industrial Policy 2005-

Member of Committee of Experts on Public Administration, United Nations. Term commences 2010

Consultant for World Bank Operations Evaluation Department (2001), World Bank (2009–), Crown Agents, UK (2000–) NORAD (2000), DfID (2000–), Norwegian Foreign Ministry (2000-2002), African Economic Research Consortium, AERC, Nairobi (1998), UNDP (1997–), Asian Development Bank (2004)

Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (regular visitor 1997–)

Visiting Professor at the Department of Development Studies, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (March-April 2006)

Part-time translator, broadcaster and radio-journalist for British Broadcasting Corporation, Bengali Service, 1983-87

Education, awards and qualifications
Exhibitioner at Corpus Christi College, Oxford 1979-81
BA Honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University. Distinction in Preliminary Examinations, First Class in Finals 1981
Studentship at King's College, Cambridge 1981-1984
MPhil in Economics, Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge 1982
PhD in Economics, Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge 1989

Research areas
Institutional Economics, Governance Structures, State Failure
South Asian Economic Development
Palestine and the Palestine-Israel Conflict, Palestinian State Formation
Rents and Rent-Seeking
Corruption and Economic Development

Languages

English and Bengali very fluent. Hindi and Urdu speaking and reading ability.