Development economics, sustainable development, technological change, financial sector reforms, international economics, trade liberalization, trade and development, applied microeconomics, quantitative methods


A CIRANO Associate Researcher and Fellow since 2012, Sunder Ramaswamy is Vice-Chancellor of Krea University. He is also on leave from Middlebury College, where he is a Distinguished College Professor of International Economics.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University, his research interests are in the areas of development economics (focus on sustainable development, technological change, and financial sector reforms), international economics (trade liberalization, trade and development issues), applied microeconomics and quantitative methods.

From 2009 to 2015, he was the President of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California (MIIS). He has been a faculty and administrator at Middlebury College since 1990, and has had sabbaticals at the World Bank, Vanderbilt University, IFMR & the Madras School of Economics.

He has co-authored and co-edited 4 books, written scores of articles, and delivered over 150 lectures on Globalization, Economic Development, Indian Economic Reforms and Economic Literacy. He has won awards for his teaching and he/his views have been featured in national and international newspapers. He has received grants for his academic work from Ford Foundation, USAID, SW Davis Foundation, and he has been a consultant to UNIDO, UNCTAD, UNU. He is currently working with a group of academics, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and industrialists to establish a residential liberal arts and sciences university near Chennai, India.

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