Professor; Claremont Graduate University
Robert Klitgaard is a University Professor at Claremont Graduate University, where he served as President from 2005 to 2009. Before joining CGU, he was the Dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School, America’s leading Ph.D. program in policy research, where he was also the Ford Distinguished Professor of International Development and Security.
He has been a professor at the Yale School of Management, the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.
Klitgaard advises countries around the world on government reform and economic strategy, and his consulting work and research have taken him to more than 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. His recent international partners range from environmental nonprofits to Supreme Audit Authorities; from the IMF to the OECD; from the Government of Sonora, Mexico, to the Institute of Directors in Thailand; from the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Austria to the Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies in Bhutan. He has participated in the World Economic Forum as a faculty member and currently as a member of the Global Agenda Council.
His ten books include Tropical Gangsters, which is included in The New York Times’ Books of the Century, and Choosing Elites, which appears in The Harvard Guide to Influential Books.