Adnan Khan is Research and Policy Director of the International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He lectures at the LSE and is a Co-chair of the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development. He did his graduate work at Harvard Kennedy School and Queen’s University where he received his Ph.D. in Economics. His research interests lie in the areas of development economics, public finance and political economy. He has served in various positions in the civil service as a member of the Pakistan Administrative Service.