Ramkishen S. RAJAN is a Professor of International Economic Policy at the School of Policy, Government and International Affairs (SPGIA), George Mason University (GMU) and has been on the faculty since January 2006. He is also the Co-director of the Center for Emerging Market Policies at SPGIA, GMU. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI), National University of Singapore.Prior to joining GMU, he was on the faculty of Economics at University of Adelaide for five years and a Freeman Scholar of Asian Studies at the Department of Economics, Claremont McKenna College.
He has held shorter visiting positions at Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo, Hong Kong Institute of Monetary Research, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies , Institute of South Asian Studies and Institute of Policy Studies in Singapore. He is the Managing Editor of the Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy, Associate Editor of the Singapore Economic Review and sits on the Editorial Board of various other academic journals. 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, the APEC Secretariat, the Development Bank of Singapore and other places.
Research Areas: Asian economy, Exchange rates and currency, Global economic crisis, Trade, investment and finance