Mushtaq is Professor of Economics at SOAS. He studied at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and previously taught Economics and Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is also Chief Executive of the Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) research consortium funded by DFID. Research interests are in development economics, institutional economics, property rights, rent seeking and corruption, technology policy and industrial policy. Regional interests include; South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East.