Eswar Prasad

Eswar Prasad

Nandlal P. Tolani Senior Professor of International Trade Policy

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Faculty Expertise

  • Applied Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Emerging Markets
  • Finance
  • International and Development Economics and Policy

Contact

Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
607.255.5687
eswar.prasad@cornell.edu
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Biography

Eswar Prasad is the Nandlal P. Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy and professor of economics at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he holds the New Century Chair in International Economics, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was previously chief of the Financial Studies Division in the IMF's research department and, before that, was the head of the IMF's China division. Eswar Prasad received his PhD from the University of Chicago. His research has spanned a number of areas, including labor economics, business cycles, and open economy macroeconomics. His extensive publication record includes articles in numerous collective volumes and top academic journals. He has co-authored or edited several books and monographs on financial globalization, China, and India. His current research interests include the macroeconomics of globalization, the relationship between growth and volatility, and the Chinese and Indian economies. He has contributed op-ed articles to the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, International Herald Tribune, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He has testified on multiple occasions before the Senate Finance Committee, House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.


Selected Publications


Recent Courses

  • AEM 9900 - Doctoral-Level Thesis Research
  • AEM 7900 - Graduate-Level Thesis Research
  • AEM 7000 - Individual Study in Applied Economics and Management
  • AEM 4545/ECON 3545 - International Finance and Macroeconomics
  • AEM 8900 - Master's Level Thesis Research
  • AEM 7670/ECON 7670 - Topics in International Finance

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D University of Chicago, 1992
  • MA Brown University, 1986
  • BA University of Madras, 1985