Charles Kenny

Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow

Charles Kenny is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow. His work focuses on global development trends and international development finance.

He is the author of books including “The Plague Cycle: The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease,” "Getting Better: Why Global Development is Succeeding," “The Upside of Down: Why the Rise of the Rest is Good for the West,” and “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Utility: Happiness in Philosophical and Economic Thought.” He has taught at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, has been a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine and a regular contributor to The Economist and Business Week magazines.

He was previously an economist at the World Bank.