Expertise: Professor Kanbur's main areas of interest are public economics and development economics. His work spans conceptual, empirical, and policy analysis. He is particularly interested in bridging the worlds of rigorous analysis and practical policy making. His vita lists over 100 publications, covering topics such as risk taking, inequality, poverty, structural adjustment, debt, agriculture, and political economy.
Professional/ Work Experience: Professor Kanbur holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate in economics from the University of Oxford.| From 1989 to 1997 Professor Kanbur was on the staff of the World Bank, serving successively as Economic Adviser, Senior Economic Adviser, Resident Representative in Ghana, Chief Economist of the African Region of the World Bank, and Principal Adviser to the Chief Economist of the World Bank.|Prior to joining the World Bank, he was Professor of Economics and Director of the Development Economics Research Centre at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, having previously taught at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Essex, and Princeton.
GDN Subject Interests: Food Policy and Food Security | Rural Infrastructure | Natural Resources Management | Girls' Education | Poverty Reduction | Services and Transfers to the Poor | Gender, Poverty and Economic Policy | Disease Control and Prevention | Poverty and Health | Intergovernmental Organizations | NGOs and Civil Society | Trade Policy | External Debt | Globalisation & Financial Integration | Adjustment Lending | Aid Effectiveness | Debt Relief and HIPC | Economic Growth | Fiscal and Monetary Policy | Growth, Investment and Savings | Markets | Taxation and Subsidies | Labour Markets | Child Labour | Labour Standards | Social Protections & Assistance | Microfinance | Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) | Upgrading Urban Communities | Strategic Urban Planning | Water Resources Management | Irrigation | Energy Markets and Reform | Rural and Renewable Energy | Research Dissemination