Dr Charan Singh

Distinguished Fellow, SKOCH Development Foundation & Non-Executive Chairman, Punjab and Sind Bank

Dr Charan Singh was RBI Chair Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. Earlier, he was a Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC from August 2009 to November 2012. He was Director (Departments: Research; Debt Management) at the RBI from 1997–2009 where he had joined in 1984 as a Research officer in the Economic Department.

Singh earned his doctorate in Economics from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and was a visiting scholar (post-doctorate) for more than a year each at Department of Economics, Harvard University and the Stanford Center for International Development, Stanford University. Earlier, he had studied from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; and Delhi University.

His research is published in different academic journals like Economic and Political weekly, Prajnan, RBI Occasional papers, Indian Journal of Economics and Business, Yojana, etc. He has also contributed articles in book volumes. He contributes in public debates thorough TV channels like Bloomberg, Rajya and Lok Sabha TV.

He also regularly writes articles for daily newspapers, both general like The Hindu, Indian Express, Hindustan Times, The Tribune, Deccan Herald and Deccan Chronicle; and economic papers like Economic Times, Business Standard, Business Line, The Financial Express, and MoneyControl.com

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