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Ravi Kanbur

T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs

Warren Hall, Room 301J

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Oxford, 1981



Ravi Kanbur researches and teaches in development economics, public economics and economic theory. He is well known for his role in policy analysis and engagement in international development. He has served on the senior staff of the World Bank including as Chief Economist for Africa. He is also ranked in the top 0.5% of academic economists in the world.
He is President-Elect of the Human Development and Capabilities Association, Past-President of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, Chair of the Board of UNU-WIDER, Co-Chair of the Scientific Council of the International Panel on Social Progress, member of the High Level Advisory Council of the Climate Justice Dialogue, member of the OECD High Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance, and a member of the Core Group of the Commission on Global Poverty.


  • Economics

Graduate Fields

  • Applied Economics and Management
  • Economics
  • Peace Studies and Peace Science
  • Public Affairs
  • Regional Science