Adnan Khan is a professor in practice at the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a joint appointment with the Suntory Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD). His areas of interest include economic development, political economy, state capacity, and social protection. He has spent more than fifteen years in the policy world as a practitioner, policymaker and activist, and over ten years in the research world. Adnan’s research focuses mostly in Africa and Asia. He received his PhD in economics from Queen’s University.