MPDD Development Seminar Series on
"Crises, Private Capital Flows and Financial Instability in Emerging Asia"
10 August 2009
Dr. Ramkishen S. Rajan
Ramkishen S. RAJAN is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University (GMU), a position he has held since January 2006. Prior to that he was on the faculty of the School of Economics, University of Adelaide for five years. He is also currently a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, an Associate Faculty at the Center for Global Studies, George Mason University and an Adjunct Fellow at RIS (Delhi based think tank). He has held one year visiting positions at the LKY School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and at the Department of Economics, Claremont McKenna College in California and shorter visiting positions at the Hong Kong Institute of Monetary Research, National University of Singapore, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and Institute of Policy Studies in Singapore and other institutes in Asia.
Professor Rajan specializes in International Economic Policy with particular reference to the developing Asia-Pacific region. Specific topics of interest include international capital flows and trade in Asia, exchange rate regimes and reserve policies in Asia, and Asian economic regionalism (monetary, financial and trade). He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, 12 books (5 authored/co-authored) and a number of policy briefs, op-eds and book reviews on various aspects of international economics. He is on the Editorial Board of various academic journals including Development Policy Review, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, International Journal of Business, Management and Economics and e-social science Journal. He holds Economics degrees from the National University of Singapore (B.Soc. Sci., Hons), Michigan (M.A.) and Claremont (M.A., PhD). He has been a consultant with the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, the UN-ESCAP, Development Bank of Singapore and other places.