Current activities

Adjunct professor, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany (2007-)
External advisor to varions multilateral agencies and other organizations on international cooperation financing, public-private partnerships, global governance, and global issue diplomacy (2006-)

Select previous positions

Director, Office of Development Studies, United NationsDevelopment Programme (UNDP), New York (1995-2005)
Director, Human Development Report Office, UNDP, New York (1989-1994)
Senior evaluation officer and policy analyst, UNDP, New York (1986-1988)
Deputy resident representative of UNDP in Afghanistan and Laos (1981-1985)

Membership in select boards, panels and commissions

Advisory Board, German Development Institute (2014-)
Advisory Board, International Cooperation Council (2015-)
Advisory Board, Journal of Global Policy (2009-)
Advisory Group on Technical Assistance and Cooperation, International Atomic Energy Agency (2008-2011)
Commission on Macro-economics and Health, Working Groups 2 and 6 (2000-2002)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen, Präsidium (2008-)
Editorial Board, Global Governance Journal (2000-)
Expert Group on Financing International Cooperation (2009-2012)
Governing Board, Global Development Network (2000-2005)
Governing Board, Economists for Peace and Security (2000-2005)
GR:EEN (Global Re-Ordering: Evolution through European Networks),(2011-)
Honorary Advisory Committee, International Panel on Social Progress (2015-)
Scientific Advisory Board, Das Progressive Zentrum, Berlin (2010-)
Scientific Advisory Board, Cournot Centre for Economic Research (2003-)
Scientific Advisory Board, International Network for Economic Research (2003-)
Women in International Security Deutschland (2010-)


Global Public Goods. The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK: 2016 (editorship)

The New Public Finance; Responding to Global Challenges (co-edited with Pedro Conceição). New York, Oxford University Press, 2006.

Providing Global Public Goods; Managing Globalization (co-edited with Pedro Conceição et al.). New York, Oxford University Press, 2003.

Global Public Goods; International Cooperation in the 21st Century (co-edited with Katell le Goulven et al.). New York, Oxford University Press, 1999.

The Tobin Tax; Coping with Financial Volatility (co-edited with Mahbub ul Haq and Isabelle Grunberg). New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Select book chapters and articles

Understanding Global Public Goods: Where We Stand and Where to Next. In Kaul, Inge, ed. 2016. Global Public Goods. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK. (co-authored with Donald Blondin and Neva Nahtigal)

Fostering Sustainable Human Development: Managing the Macro-risks of Vulnerability. New York: UNDP Human Development Report Office, 2014.
Fostering Sustainable Human Development: Managing the Macro-risks of Vulnerability – Pdf

The Lacking Realism of the Post-2015 Agenda Process. In: ÖFSE (ed.). 2014. Österreichische Entwicklungspolitik, Analysen, Berichte, Informationen ”Die Post-2015 Agenda. Reform oder Transformation“. Vienna: ÖFSE.
The Lacking Realism of the Post-2015 Agenda Process – Pdf

Meeting Global Challenges: Assessing Governance Readiness. In: Anheier, Helmut K., ed. 2013. The Governance Report 2013; Hertie School of Governance; Sovereignty, Fiscal Policy, Innovations, Trade-Offs, Indicators. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 33-58.

Global Public Goods: A concept for framing the Post-2015 Agenda? Bonn: DIE (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik/German Development Institut). Discussion Paper 2/2013.

International Public Finance, Inge Kaul, 2012

The changing role of the United Nations: lessons for multi-level governance. In: Enderlein Henrik, Sonja Wälti and Michael Zürn, eds. 2010. Handbook on Multi-level Governance. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp. 323-342.
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The Rise of the Global South: Implications for the Provisioning of Global Public Goods, Inge Kaul, 2013

Kapitalismus 4.0 – ein Weg zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung? Oder: Warum wir über eine Mixed Economy 2.1 zum Schutz globaler öffentlicher Güter nachdenken sollten. In: Maring, Matthias, Hrsg. 2012. Globale öffentliche Güter in interdisziplinären Perspektiven. Karlsruhe: KIT Scientific Publishing,2012, pp.251-266.

Global Public Goods: Explaining Their Underprovision. In: Journal of International Economic Law 15(3), 729-750, 2012.

Public Goods, Global. In: Anheier, Helmut, K., Mark Juergensmeyer, and Victor Faessel, eds. 2012. Encyclopedia of Global Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 1409-14.

Rethinking Public Goods and Global Public Goods.
In: Brousseau, Eric, Tom Dedeurwaerdere, and Bernd Siebenhüner, eds. 2012. Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 37-53.

Shaping a new internationalism of enlightened self-interest

The G-20: Where to next?

Global Public Goods and Aid: A dual agenda. In: Berendsen, Bernard, ed. 2011. Common Goods in a Divided World. Amsterdam: KIT Publishers, pp. 43-58.

International Cooperation. In: Work in Progress; 55 Terms for Progress. Madrid: Fundacion Ideas 2011, pp. 121-124.

Public Goods. In: Southerton, Dale, ed. 2011. Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture: Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, pp. 1175-1177.

The Changing Role of the United Nations: Lessons for Multi-level Governance Beyond the State. In: Zürn, Michael et al, eds 2010. Forthcoming. Handbook on Multi-level Governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Global public goods and responsible sovereignty. In: The Broker, issue 20/21, July 2010, pp. 22 – 29
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The G-20: Where to Next? In: G-20UPDATE, October 2010. Berlin: Heinrich Böll Stiftung, pp. 8 – 9
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Zukunft des Multilateralismus. In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 34-35/2010, pp. 34 – 40.
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Globalisierung gestalten. Vorschläge für eine Zukunfts-befähigende Agenda der Politikinnovation. In: Globart, ed. 2009. Demokratie neu erfinden. Wien: Springer Verlag, pp. 66 – 71

Global Public Goods. In: Reinert, K. A., R. S. Rajan, A.J. Class and L.S. Davis, eds. 2009. The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy.
Princeton University Press, pp. 550 – 555.

Round table discussion: Economics and climate change—where do we stand and where do we go from here? Together with Thomas Schelling, Robert M. Solow (chairman), Nicholas Stern, Thomas Sterner and Martin L. Weitzman. In: Touffut, Jean-Philippe, ed. 2009. Changing Climate, Changing Economy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, p. 135-164.

Souveränität und Globalisierung.In: Schröder, Wolfgang and Anke Hassel. 2009. Fortschritt jetzt. Ein Handbuch progressiver Ideen für unsere Zeit.
Berlin: Progressives Zentrum, pp. 24-27.

What is New About „The New Public Finance?“
In: Shinnick, Edward (ed.). 2008. Public Finance, Monetary Policy and Market Issues.
LIT: Berlin. (INFER Research Perspectives, vol. 5)

Vom westfälischen Staat zum intermediären Staat, oder: Warum wir einen fairen Multilateralismus brauchen. In: Staffelt, Ditmar und Peter Struck, eds. 2008. Deutschland in der Globalisierung; Chancen und Herausforderungen. Keyser Verlag, Berlin.

Responding to Global Challenges; Re-thinking public economics and finance. In: European Commission. 2008. Responding to Global Challenges;
The Role of Europe and of International Science and Technology Cooperation.
Brussels. (EUR 23614 EN)

Auf dem Weg zum Weltstaat? Global Governance 3: Am Beginn einer neuen Ära internationaler Kooperation.
In: Internationale Politik, Juli/August 2008, pp. 146-153.

Providing (Contested) Global Public Goods. 2008. In Rittberger, Volker and Martin Nettelsheim, eds.
Authority in the Changing Political Economy.
Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstokes, UK.

Global Public Goods. In: Roland Robertson and Jan Aart Scholte, eds., 2006.
Encyclopaedia of Globalization.
Routledge, London.

Blending External and Domestic Policy Demands; The Rise of the Intermediary State. In: Self and Pedro Conceicao, eds., 2006.
The New Public Finance; Responding to Global Challenges.
Oxford University Press, New York.

Exploring the Space between Markets and States; Global Public-Private Partnerships. In: Inge Kaul and Pedro Conceicao, eds., 2006.
The New Public Finance; Responding to Global Challenges.
Oxford University Press, New York.

Overview. In: Inge Kaul and Pedro Conceicao, eds., 2006.
The New Public Finance; Responding to Global Challenges.
Oxford University Press, New York.

Une analyse positive des biens publics. In: Touffut, Jean-Philippe, ed., 2006. L’avancée des biens publics; Politique de l’intérêt général et mondialisation.
Albin Michel, Paris. Collection presentée par Robert Solow.

Joint reports

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. Available at

Human Development Report. New York: Oxford University Press for UNDP, various years (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994)
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Other data

Dr. rer. soc. Konstanz University, Germany, 1972
German nationality
Working languages: English, French and German

Press Photo

Photo Dr. Inge Kaul