Associate Professor Ramkishen S. Rajan Visiting Senior Research Fellow Institute of South Asian Studies
While India has become an attractive destination for foreign capital, the country is also becoming a significant source of outflows. Many Indian enterprises view outward investments as an important dimension of their corporate strategies.
The seminar will offer a broad overview of India’s balance of payments account over the period 1990-2007 and discuss data issues and definitions. It will also present some data on the magnitude and composition of Indian outward foreign direct investment. At the same time, it will discuss the rationale for and empirical determinants of overseas acquisitions by Indian companies. It will conclude with a broader discussion of the impact of the global rise of Indian companies on the Indian economy.
About the Speaker
Associate Professor Ramkishen S. Rajan is an International Economist with expertise in the areas of international macroeconomic, finance and trade with particular emphasis on Asia. He 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 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.
He has published extensively 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.
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The Global Rise of Indian Companies –
Trends, Determinants and Implications
Associate Professor Ramkishen S. Rajan
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
Institute of South Asian Studies
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Thursday, 16 July 2009, 12.00 noon