Ravi Kanbur is T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs at Cornell University. He holds a bachelor's degree from Cambridge and a doctorate from Oxford. He has served on the senior staff of the World Bank, including as Resident Representative in Ghana, Chief Economist of the Africa Region, as Principal Adviser to the Chief Economist of the World Bank, and as Director of the World Bank's World Development Report.
Professor Kanbur is ranked in the top 0.5% of academic economists in the world. His vita lists over 250 publications and he has published in the leading economics journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, and Economic Journal. His latest book is on Development Ideas.
The honors he has received include an Honorary Professorship at the University of Warwick. He is the current President of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
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