Danny Quah

Danny Quah is Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is also Professor of Economics and International Development at LSE and Tan Chin Tuan visiting professor at the National University of Singapore. Quah has served as a council member on Malaysia’s National Economic Advisory Council and as a consultant for the Bank of England, the World Bank and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
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China’s Economy is Not Collapsing

China’s economy will not grow at double-digit rates forever, but the Asian giant is not collapsing. For three decades now, many of the world’s most insightful observers have predicted the imminent demise of China’s system. But these same three decades have also seen China confound expectations. China’s economy turned in double-digit growth rates. China lifted 600 million people out of... Continue Reading

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We Shouldn't Be Worried About China's Slowing Growth

China's growth rate of 7% today means something even more positive than its 12% growth rate in 2005. What does China’s growth slowdown mean to you? I ask here not about the New World Order, global power shifts or whether the United States retains its position as a global hegemon. Nor do I mean the impact on the world economy, a colossal actual thing, but still a relatively abstract... Continue Reading

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Chinese Lessons: Singapore’s Epic Regression to the Mean

China might continue growing faster than 6% per annum, but it's not a bad thing either if the country fails to keep that pace. Across all recorded history, 99% of humanity has never invented a single thing. Yet, it is a truth universally acknowledged that long-run sustained progress in economic well-being arises from human creativity and innovativeness. In this regard, the average human... Continue Reading

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