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Inge Kaul

Inge Kaul
Institution UNDP (1981–2005)
Hertie School of Governance (2007– )
Field Global public goods
Development economics
Alma mater Konstanz University (Ph.D. 1972)
Contributions Global public goods

Inge Kaul is adjunct professor at the Global public goods, with much of her work looking at international cooperation financing, public-private partnerships, global governance, global issue diplomacy and UN system reform. She was the first director of UNDP's Human Development Report Office, a position which she held from 1989 to 1994, where with Mahbub ul Haq she led the team working on the Human Development Report.[1] She was then director of UNDP's Office of Development Studies from 1995 to 2005. She is the author of numerous publications on international public economics and finance and was the lead editor of the books Providing Global Public Goods: Managing Globalization and The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges.[2]

Membership in select boards, panels and commissions

Inge Kaul has been a member of various select boards, panels and commissions, including:


Selected books
  • 2006, The New Public Finance; Responding to Global Challenges, edited with Pedro Conceição, Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • 2003, Providing Global Public Goods; Managing Globalization, edited with Pedro Conceição et al., Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • 1999, Global Public Goods; International Cooperation in the 21st Century, edited with Katell le Goulven et al., Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • 1995, The Tobin Tax; Coping with Financial Volatility, edited with Mahbub ul Haq and Isabelle Grunberg., Oxford University Press, 1995.
Selected book chapters
  • 2010, "The Changing Role of the United Nations: Lessons for Multi-level Governance Beyond the State", in Henrik Enderlein, Sonja Wälti and Michael Zürn (eds.), Handbook on Multi-level Governance, Elgar.
  • 2009, "Globalisierung gestalten. Vorschläge für eine Zukunfts-befähigende Agenda der Politikinnovation", in: Globart (ed.), Demokratie neu erfinden, Springer Verlag, pp. 66–71.
  • 2009, "Global Public Goods", in: Reinert, K. A., R. S. Rajan, A.J. Class and L.S. Davis (eds.), The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy., Princeton University Press, pp. 550–555.
  • 2009, "Round table discussion: Economics and climate change—where do we stand and where do we go from here?" with Thomas Schelling, Robert Solow, Nicholas Stern, Thomas Sterner and Martin Weitzman, in: Jean-Philippe Touffut (ed.), Changing Climate, Changing Economy, Edward Elgar, pp. 135–164.
  • 2009, "Souveränität und Globalisierung", in: Wolfgang Schröder and Anke Hassel (eds.), Fortschritt jetzt. Ein Handbuch progressiver Ideen für unsere Zeit, Berlin: Progressives Zentrum, pp. 24–27.
  • 2008, "What is New About "The New Public Finance?", in Edward Shinnick (ed.), Public Finance, Monetary Policy and Market Issues, LIT: Berlin. (INFER Research Perspectives, vol. 5).
  • 2008, "Vom westfälischen Staat zum intermediären Staat, oder: Warum wir einen fairen Multilateralismus brauchen", in: Ditmar Staffelt and Peter Struck (eds.), Deutschland in der Globalisierung; Chancen und Herausforderungen, Keyser Verlag, Berlin.
  • 2008, "Responding to Global Challenges; Re-thinking public economics and finance", in: European Commission, Responding to Global Challenges; The Role of Europe and of International Science and Technology Cooperation. Brussels.
  • 2008, "Providing (Contested) Global Public Goods.", in Volker Rittberger and Martin Nettelsheim (eds.), Authority in the Changing Political Economy, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • 2006, "Global Public Goods", in: Roland Robertson and Jan Aart Scholte (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Globalization, Routledge.
  • 2006, "Blending External and Domestic Policy Demands; The Rise of the Intermediary State" in Inge Kaul and Pedro Conceiçāo (eds.), The New Public Finance; Responding to Global Challenges, Oxford University Press.
  • 2006, "Exploring the Space between Markets and States; Global Public-Private Partnerships.", in: Inge Kaul and Pedro Conceiçāo (eds.), The New Public Finance; Responding to Global Challenges, Oxford University Press.
  • 2006, "Overview", in: Inge Kaul and Pedro Conceiçāo (eds.), The New Public Finance; Responding to Global Challenges, Oxford University Press.
  • 2006, "[Une analyse positive des biens publics]", in: Jean-Philippe Touffut (ed.), L'avancée des biens publics; Politique de l'intérêt général et mondialisation., Albin Michel. Collection presented by Robert Solow.
Selected papers
  • 2011, How Europe can better support global health governance: a global public goods approach, edited with David Gleicher.
Selected joint reports
  • 2010, Globalizing Solidarity: The Case of Financial Levies, Report of the Committee of Experts to the Task Force on International Financial Transactions and Development. Leading Group on Innovative Financing: Paris, French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, 2010.
  • 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994, Human Development Report, Oxford University Press, UNDP,
Selected articles in journals
  • 2010, "Zukunft des Multilateralismus", in: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 34–35/2010, pp. 34–40.
  • 2008, "Auf dem Weg zum Weltstaat? Global Governance 3: Am Beginn einer neuen Ära internationaler Kooperation, in: Internationale Politik, Juli/August 2008, pp. 146–153.
Selected articles in popular press
  • "Global public goods and responsible sovereignty", The Broker, issue 20/21, July 2010.
  • "The G-20: Where to Next?" in: G-20UPDATE, October 2010. Berlin: Heinrich Böll Stiftung.
  • "What is a public good?", Le Monde Diplomatique, June 2000
  • "The fairness revolution", Le Monde Diplomatique, June 2000

See also


  1. ^ History of the Human Development Report
  2. ^ Curriculum Vitae on home website

External links

  • Homepage of Inge Kaul.
  • Team page on Hertie School of Governance.
  • Works by or about Inge Kaul in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
  • Global Policy Journal page on Inge Kaul.
  • A World Without Walls: Governing Globalization – recording of 2010 Lecture at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy.
  • Meeting Global Challenges: Trends and Observations – recording of 2010 lecture
  • People First: The Human Development Reports – short video on the history of the Human Development Report
  • "Demokratie auch eine Herausforderung für die Diplomatie" – recording of 2009 lecture at GLOBart Academy.
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