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Sasidaran Gopalan

Sasidaran Gopalan


I am an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy (GSPP), Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan.

I completed my PhD in Public Policy at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, USA. My PhD dissertation examined the monetary and financial implications of foreign bank presence in emerging and developing economies. Since my PhD, I have been a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Aug 2014 - Oct 2015) and then a Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (Oct 2015 - May 2018). 

My research specialization lies in the intersection of applied macroeconomics, international finance and development policy, focusing on emerging and developing economies. Specific topics include an empirical analysis of financial openness and international capital flows, financial development and financial inclusion, and foreign aid. My research has a heavy empirical and policy flavor.

My scholarly publications include several academic articles in refereed international journals including top-tier field journals like Journal of Macroeconomics and World Development. I have co-authored books published by leading publishing houses including Oxford University Press and Palgrave-Macmillan; as well as contributed to numerous book chapters in edited volumes, policy briefs, and op-eds for leading global financial dailies.

Expertise: Applied Macroeconomics, International Finance , International Development