Ramkishen RAJAN (Research Fellow)
George Mason University
(Jun - Jul 2010; Dec 2008 ; May - July 2007; May - July 2006; April - July 2001)
Research Topic:
  • 2010: Private Capital Flows and Emerging Asia Since the 1990s: With Particular Focus on Bilateral Equity Holdings
  • 2008: Trends, Drivers and Implications of Cross-Border M&A in Developing Asia
  • 2007: Intra-Developing Asia FDI Flows
  • 2006: Reserve Build-up and Monetary Sterilization in Developing Asia since the 1990s
  • 2001: Hong Kong, Singapore and the East Asian Crisis: How Important were Trade Spillovers?
Working Papers:

Ramkishen S. RAJAN is Professor of International Economic Policy at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University (GMU). Prior to that he was on the faculty of the School of Economics, University of Adelaide for five years, where he remains a Visiting Associate Professor. He is also currently 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. He holds Economics degrees from the National University of Singapore (B.Soc. Sci., Hons), Michigan (M.A.) and Claremont (M.A., PhD). 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. Professor Rajan has been a consultant with the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, the UN-ESCAP, Development Bank of Singapore and other places.

Personal website: http://mason.gmu.edu/~rrajan1/
Email: [email protected]