Adnan Khan is Professor in Practice at the School of Public Policy of London School of Economics (LSE). He is also an Associate with the Building State Capability Program at Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University. He is an Affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT, a founder board member of Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), co-leader of Reducing Fragilities Initiative at the International Growth Centre (IGC) and affiliated with Yale University’s Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE). He worked at the IGC at LSE for 10 years where he catalysed research-policy collaborations in Africa and Asia. He has previously served as a bureaucrat in Pakistan Administrative Service for over 10 years.
His work focuses on development economics, organisational economics and political economy and has published in the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He has worked on large scale field experiments conducted in collaboration with governments and other policy actors. He studied at Harvard Kennedy School and received his PhD in Economics from Queen’s University.