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Sunder Ramaswamy

Sunder Ramaswamy

Vice Chair of the Board and Executive Committee

Visiting Distinguished Professor, Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India
Distinguished College Professor of International Economics, Middlebury College, USA [on sabbatical]

Sunder Ramaswamy joined the Board of Trustees of The Asia Foundation in 2012 and became a Vice Chair of the Board and Executive Committee in 2014. He is a Visiting Distinguished Professor at the Madras School of Economics. From 2009-2015, he served as the president of the Monterey Institute of International Studies (in California, USA) overseeing its formal integration as graduate school of Middlebury College.  Over the past 25 years he has held visiting positions at the Madras School of Economics (MSE) in India (including a position as the Director of MSE from 2003-2005), Vanderbilt University (USA), Institute of Financial Management and Research (India), Purdue University (USA), and the World Bank (USA).

Ramaswamy is widely recognized for his scholarly and professional work in international and development economics, particularly on India and sub-Saharan Africa. He has co-authored and edited four books, authored scores of articles for a variety of scholarly journals focusing on development and international economics, delivered over one hundred talks on four continents on subjects ranging from globalization, to economic development, to Indian economic reforms, to economics literacy. He has also been featured in local, national, and international media primarily in India and USA.

He received his doctor of philosophy degree in Economics from Purdue University (USA), a master's degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics (India), and bachelor's degree (Honors) in Economics from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi (India).

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