Robert Wade


Professor Robert Wade is currently Professor of political economy at the London School of Economics, a position he holds since 2001. Professor Wade received his Ph.D. at the University of Sussex in 1971. Professor Wade worked at the Wold Bank as a staff economist on agriculture & irrigation in central Agriculture and Rural Development Department, then on trade policy in central Country Policy Department. He has been a visiting professor in Princeton University, MIT and Brown University over the course of the years. Professor Wade is a founding member of the Financial Times’ Economists’ Forum, a by-invitation group which is described as “50 of the world’s most influential economists”. Professor Wade who has authored numerous articles that were and still are being published on many academic journals as well as award-winning books, is one of the world’s most cited economists.