My principal research has been on Africa and the African diaspora. I have also taught at numerous universities on both sides of the Atlantic, but for the longest period at Cambridge. I have contributed the concept of the informal economy to development studies and have worked as a journalist and consultant. One recurrent theme of my work has been movement and identity. I am the author of 'Money in an Unequal World' (2001).
The Hit Man's Dilemma: Or Business, Personal and Impersonal
Hart, Keith. 2005. The Hit Man's Dilemma: Or Business, Personal and Impersonal. University of Chicago Press for Prickly Paradigm Press. ISBN 0972819681
Agrarian civilization and modern world society
Hart, Keith. 2006. Agrarian civilization and modern world society. In: Olson and J. Cole, eds. Technology, Literacy and the Evolution of Society: Implications of the work of Jack Goody. Lawrence Erlbaum, pp. 29-48. ISBN 0805854029
Bureaucratic form and the informal economy
Hart, Keith. 2006. Bureaucratic form and the informal economy. In: B. Guha-Khasobis; R. Kanbur and E. Ostrom, eds. Linking the Formal and Informal Economies: Examples from Developing Countries. Oxford University Press, pp. 21-35. ISBN 9780199204762