Professor Adnan Khan

Professor Adnan Khan

Professor in Practice

School of Public Policy

020 7955 6692
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CBG 5.25
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English, Punjabi, Urdu
Key Expertise
State Capacity, Economic Development, Political Economy, State Fragility

About me

Before joining the School of Public Policy and STICERD, Professor Khan served as Research and Policy Director at the International Growth Centre at the LSE for ten years. During 2018-19, he was a Visiting Lecturer of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Professor Khan has spent more than 15 years in the policy world as a practitioner, policymaker and activist, and more than 10 years in the research world as an instructor, researcher and as a catalyser of other people’s research.

His areas of interest include economic development and state capacity, political economy and state fragility, and public finance.



Research and Publications

Recent policy engagement and reports

  • Co-chair, LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development, International Growth Centre.                                                                                                                                                           Escaping the Fragility Trap (with Timothy Besley and Paul Collier), Final Report, April 2018, LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development.