Faculty Member

Robert Klitgaard

President, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont


Robert Klitgaard is a University Professor at Claremont Graduate University. Formerly Dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School and a professor at Harvard and Yale, he consults around the world on government reform and economic strategy. His twelve books include The Culture and Development Manifesto (Oxford University Press, 2021) and Adjusting to Reality: Beyond “ Tate vs. Market” in Economic Development (Routledge, 2021). Tropical Gangsters was named one of the New York Times’ Books of the Century. 

He has taught at RIGSS off and on since 2014. In the last half of 2021, he spent a sabbatical working in Bhutan, finishing Prevail: How to Face Upheavals and Make Big Choices with the Help of Heroes (Wipf & Stock, 2022) and working on various projects with RIGSS and the Bhutan government.