Shahrukh Wani is a Cities Economist for the International Growth Centre (IGC) based at the Blavatnik School of Government in the University of Oxford. Here he works on IGC’s Cities that Work initiative led by Sir Paul Collier (Oxford), Ed Glaeser (Harvard), and Tony Venables (Oxford).
Shahrukh’s functional research include urban economics, social networks, and political economy of institutions, and a geographical focus on South Asia.
Before joining IGC, Shahrukh held appointments at the Grameen Foundation and the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), working on the Poverty Probability Index at both. He was also engaged with ActionAid as a consultant on taxation policy.
Wani is also a frequent writer on the political economy of development, particularly on his native Pakistan, and has been published in several newspapers including the Guardian and Dawn.
Shahrukh holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of London, and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).
He tweets @ShahrukWani.