Prof Robert Wade, is Professor of Political Economy and Development, Development Studies Institute (DESTIN), London School of Economics. He worked at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, 1972-95, the World Bank, 1984-88, Princeton Woodrow Wilson School 1989-90, MIT Sloan School 1992, and Brown University 1996-2000. He was a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton 1992-93, the Russell Sage Foundation 1997-98, and the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin 2000-01. He has carried out fieldwork on Pitcairn Island and in Italy, India, Korea and Taiwan. He has conducted research on World Bank since 1995. He is the author of Irrigation and Politics in South Korea (1982), Village Republics: The Economic Conditions of Collective Action in India (1988, 1994), and Governing the Market: Economic Theory and the Role of Government in East Asia’s Industrialization (1990, 2003), which won the American Political Science Association’s award of Best Book in Political Economy, 1992.
Prof Robert Wade