Charles Kenny is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. His current work focuses on global economic prospects, gender and development, and development finance. He is the author of the books 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 been a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine and a regular contributor to Business Week magazine. Kenny was previously at the World Bank, where his assignments included coordinating work on governance and anticorruption in infrastructure and natural resources, and managing a number of investment and technical assistance projects covering telecommunications and the Internet.