Karl Muth Economist and Legal Scholar living in East Africa

Karl Muth is a commentator, consultant, economist, and legal academic. He spends much of the year at his home about fifty miles from the border separating Uganda from Southern Sudan, where he writes, hosts friends, experiments in the kitchen, has adventures, and tends to a small plot of crops. He also maintains a home in London, where he endures English weather and avoids English cuisine.

Karl's interests include the economics of governance, investor and investment environments, stratification and gentrification, risk mitigation, and other topics. His thoughts have appeared in a wide range of media, from The Journal of Private Equity to the Oprah Winfrey Show to various law journals and law reviews.

Karl studied law in the Netherlands and in the United States and holds J.D. and M.B.A. degrees, the latter with a concentration in Economics from The University of Chicago; he is currently writing the M.Phil./Ph.D. at the London School of Economics. Karl is an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he also serves on the Admissions Committee.

Karl’s writings reflect Karl's views only and do not represent the perspectives or opinions of institutions with which he is affiliated.