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Dr. Rajeswari Sengupta is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) in Mumbai, India. In the past she has held research positions at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) in Chennai, the Reserve Bank of India, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in Washington D.C. She was a member of the research secretariat for the Bankruptcy Law Reforms Committee (BLRC) that recommended the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code for India. Her research focuses on policy-relevant, macro-financial issues of emerging market economies in general and India in particular in the fields of international finance, open economy macroeconomics, monetary policy and financial markets and regulations. She is currently working on several issues pertaining to the Indian economy such as inflation targeting, monetary policy transmission, capital controls and capital flows, GDP measurement issues, financial stress in the corporate and banking sectors, and firm financing. She has published in reputed international journals such as Economic Policy, The Journal of International Money and Finance, The World Economy, Emerging Markets Review, International Review of Economics and Finance, Pacific Economic Review, Open Economies Review as well as the Economic and Political Weekly in India.
Dr. Sengupta completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). She holds two previous degrees in Economics from India, a Bachelors degree from Presidency College, Calcutta and a Masters from Delhi School of Economics. Details of her work can be found here.
Posts by Rajeswari Sengupta
Understanding the effects of exchange-rate changes on a country’s trade balance calls for an analysis of how exchange-rate fluctuations affect the decisions of individual firms. This column explore...
A key objective for any open economy is to avoid a financial or balance of payments crisis – a goal that often calls for trade-offs between liberalisation and maintaining control of the economy. Th...
From the outside looking in, it may seem that India’s central bank is making up its own rules, making it difficult to predict the next movements in the interest rate. This column argues that the cen...