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Charan Singh
Economics & Social Sciences

Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor

Ph.D., University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 1997

MPhil, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1989

Phone:  +91-80-2699-3818
Address:  C-003

Research Areas:

Monetary; Fiscal; Debt Management; International Reserves; Financial Markets; Banking; Infrastructure

 

Recent Consulting:

International Monetary Fund, Washington DC

 

Current Projects:

Debt Management
International Reserves
Sovereign Wealth Funds

 

Academic Positions:

IIM Bangalore: 2012-Present
Visiting Fellow, Stanford University (August 2004 - December 2005)
Visiting Fellow, Harvard University (August 2003 - August 2004)

 

Professional Appointments:

Senior Economist, IMF, 2009 - 2012

Director (Departments:  Research; Debt Management), RBI, 1997 - 2009

Assistant Adviser (Departments: Research; Debt Management), RBI, 1990 - 1997

Research Officer (Research Department), RBI, 1984 - 1990

 

Significant Publications:

Articles

- Pragmatic approach to fiscal consolidation, Yojana, August 2014

- Debt Management in India, Economic and Political Weekly, No.26-27, June 28, 2014

- Domestic Debt and Economic Growth, Economic and Political Weekly, No.23, June 5, 1999

- Ricardian Equivalence and Consumption in India, Reserve Bank of India Occasional Papers,  Volume 19, No.1. 1999

- Monetised Debt, Monetary Aggregates and Price Level in India, Prajnan, Vol.XXVII, No.4, 1998-99

- Financial Sector Reforms and State of Indian Economy - Part I, Indian Journal of Economics and Business, December 2004, Vol.3, No.2

- Financial Sector Reforms and State of Indian Economy - Part II, Indian Journal of Economics and Business, June 2005, Vol.4, No.1

- Should India use Foreign Exchange Reserves to finance Infrastructure? Policy Brief, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University, September 2005

- India Needs to separate Debt from Monetary Management, Policy Brief, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University, June 2005

- Need to Separate Debt from Monetary Management In India, Indian Journal of Economics, July 2006, No.344, Volume LXXXVII.

- Should India use Foreign Exchange Reserves to finance Infrastructure? EPW,  February 11, 2006, pp.517-525          

- Comments on Global Demography: Facts, Force and Future by David E Bloom and David Canning, published in Demography and Financial Markets, C.Kent, A.Park and D. Rees (eds), G-20, 2006

- Financial Sector Reforms and State of Indian Economy In Economic Reforms in India: An Assessment, ICFAI Press, Chennai , 2007.

 

Chapters in Books

- Public Debt Management In India  (co-authored ) in Guidelines in Public Debt Management - Accompanying Document, IMF, Washington, June 2002.

- Financial Sector Reforms in India -In Oxford Companion to Economics in India, Oxford University Press, Editor: Kaushik Basu , 2006.

- Comment on Global Demography: Fact, Force and Future by Bloom, David and D. Canning

 

Working Papers

- Corporate Bond Markets in India: A Study and Policy Recommendations Working Paper No. 450, IIMB (Feb, 2014)

- Impact of Foreign Banks on the Indian Economy Working Paper No. 251, IIMB (Feb, 2014)

- Inflation Targeting in India Working Paper No. 449, IIMB (Feb, 2014)

- Ageing Population in India: Select Economic Issues  working Paper No. 442, IIM B (Dec, 2013).

- Ethics and Business: Evidence from Sikh Religion Working Paper. 439, IIMB (Dec, 2013).

- Ageing in India: Need for a Comprehensive Policy Working Paper No.442, IIMB (Dec, 2013).

- Housing Market in India: A Comparison with the US and Spain, working paper No.430, IIMB (Nov, 2013).

- Independent Debt Management Office: Rationale, Scope and Structure, Working Paper. 431, IIMB (Nov, 2013).

- A Separate Debt Management Office, Working Paper No.425, IIMB (Sep, 2013).

- Universal Pension Scheme in India Working Paper No.420, IIMB (Aug, 2013).

- Housing market in India: A Comparison with the US and Spain, Working Paper No. 406, IIMB, May 2013

- Public Debt in India: The Need to Separate Debt from Monetary Management, SCID Working Paper No. 240, Stanford University, February 2005

- Financial Sector Reforms in India, SCID Working Paper 241, Stanford University, February 2005 

- Should India use Foreign Exchange Reserves to finance Infrastructure? SCID Working Paper No. 256, Stanford University, September  2005

 

Popular Writings

- Tech key to financial inclusion, The New Indian Express, Aug 27, 2014

- A different perspective on malnutrition, The Tribune, Aug 18, 2014

- Young and jobless in India, The Hindu, Aug 15, 2014

- Ideas for a financially inclusive India, Deccan Herald, Aug 11, 2014

- Black box monetary policy of August '14, The Financial Express, Aug 11, 2014

- Swachh Bharat: Why India needs a sanitation and water policy, The Economic Times, Aug 4, 2014

- Putting the poor on the list, Business Line, August 3, 2014

- A growth-oriented budget, The Tribune

- Accounting for the future, The Indian Express, July 10, 2014

- A case to forge new economic bonds, Deccan Herald, July 7, 2014

- Economic challenges for the new govt, The Tribune, June 11, 2014

- Economic Progress and need for innovation, Deccan Chronicle, June 10, 2014

- India Post as a banking platform, Hindu Business Line, June 5, 2014

- Revisit the food policy for healthy India, NuFFoods Spectrum, June 2014 

- The power of small, The Indian Express, May 27, 2014

- Time to fix ailing economy, The New Indian Express, May 23, 2014

- Why are NPAs higher in pubic sector banks, Business Standard, May 19, 2014

- A rush of reforms needed, The Financial Express

- Strengthening MSMEs must to create new jobs, The Financial Express, May 5, 2014

- Deteriorating growth in Punjab. The Tribune, May 3, 2014

- Expert discuss Indian economy at seminar, The Tribune, April 15, 2014

- Policy: Lack of tools and drought of data, Deccan Herald, April 14, 2014

- Inflation targeting- What's the hurry?, Business Standard, March 30, 2014

- Economics of ageing, Business Line, March 28, 2014

- Inflation-targeting in India is premature, The Financial Express, March 18, 2014

- The lows of high finance, Business Standard, March 11, 2014

- Pricing natural resources, The Tribune, March 5, 2014

- A case of universal pension, Hindu Business Line, February 19, 2014

- The wrong target, The Financial Express, February 4, 2014

- RBI alone should not set interest rates, Business Line, Jan 28, 2014

- How monetary policy can help India retain its youth, Business Standard, Jan 8, 2013

- Malnutrition among children, The Tribune, Jan 4, 2014

- The cost of crime against women, The Tribune, Dec 16, 2013

- Fixing monetary policy, The Financial Express, Dec 10, 2013

- Why we should rethink our monetory policy, Business Today, Nov 21, 2013

- State of Indian Economy, AIEFS Newsletter, Nov 15, 2013

- Bring the Fund down to earth, The Indian Express, Nov 5, 2013 

- The global economic situation and India, The Financial Express, Oct 31, 2013

- Why India should steer clear of soveregn wealth funds, Business Standard, Oct 29, 2013

- Analysis: RBI's overdrove to tame inflation may backfire, MoneyControl.com, Oct 29, 2013

- RBI and transparency in policies, Deccan Herald, Oct 28, 2013

- Should the Economics Nobel be done away with?: No, Oct 18, 2013

- Progress and inequality, Business Standard, October 18, 2013

- Where are our economists? Business Line, October 15, 2013 

- Multi-organ failure, The Tribune, October 12, 2013

- Tackling the eventual taper, The Financial Express, September 24, 2013

- RBI hunts many bears, Deccan Herald, September 23, 2013

- Malnutrition, not hunger, ails India, Live Mint, September 22, 2013

- Need for universal pension, The Tribune, September 2, 2013

- Plotting the recovery, The Indian Express, August 27, 2013

- Focus on the fundamentals, Deccan Herald, August 19, 2013

- Infrastructure- a grassroots approach, Business Line, August 15, 2013 

- Depressed Indian economy, The Tribune

- Economics of Food Security, Business Line, August 31, 2013

- Tackling under-nutrition challenges, The Financial Express, August 14, 2013

- Food security and empty coffers, Business Line, August 6, 2013

- A misnomer called food security, The Indian Express, August 1, 2013

- Inflation-indexed bonds issued through post offices can dim the shimmer of gold, The Economic Times, July 19, 2013 

- Need to focus on employment generation, The Financial Express, July 19, 2013

- Grim news on all fronts for Indian economy, Deccan Herald, July 15, 2013

- Food Bill- not what the stomach ordered, Business Line, July 10, 2013

- RBI Guv's Last Hurrah: Listen to FM, slash rates , The Times of India

- The ship is not sinking, The Financial Express, July 4, 2013

- Building it brick by brick, Hindustan Times, July 1, 2013

- Uncertainity in unwinding of unconventional monetary policy, The Financial Express, June 25, 2013

- Home, but not yet dry, The Indian Express, June 17, 2013

- Some lessons from the US and Spain, The Financial Express, June 13, 2013

- For better results, evaluate performance, Hindustan Times, June 4, 2013

- Uneasy exit from easy money policy, The Financial Express, May 29, 2013

- Girls interrupted, Business Line, May 17, 2013

- Getting RBI Communication right, The Financial Express, May 17, 2013

- China's assertion of power, The Tribune, May 14, 2013

- Disguising NPAs, The Financial Express, May 8, 2013

- Implications of skewed sex ratio in India, Business Line, May 7, 2013

- Why Indian should reward honest, rich taxpayers, The Economic Times, May 1, 2013

- IMF's new prescriptions, The Indian Express, May 1, 2013

- Financial inclusion: an institutional perspective, The Financial Express, April 30, 2013

- Economy & crime against women, The Tribune

- No Springtime for the World, The Economic Times, April 18, 2013

- Global fiscal situation is not very grim, The Financial Express, April 18, 2013

- We need the will and the skill, Hindustan Times, April 8, 2013

- Tackling Power Shortage, The Tribune- Chandigarh

- Fixing India's current account, The Financial Express, March 29, 2013 

- Bescom must use the coming summer crisis to switch on change, Deccan Chronicle, March 3, 2013

- How to manage debt, The Indian Express, February 28, 2013

- Boston & Bengaluru: Education is a tale of two cities, Deccan Chronicle, February 24, 2013

- Get innovative on housing sector, The Economic Times, February 26, 2013

- RBI shifts gears, finally, Business Line, February 2, 2013

- Booster doses for economic growth, Business Standard, January 30, 2013

- A unique opportunity to kick-start growth, The Finacial Express, February 22, 2013

- How to grow out of deficits and debt, Business Line, February 22, 2013

 

Select Video's interaction 

- US hopeful of WTO deal with India as deadline looms

- Challenges facing Indian Economy

- Morocco Visit - IMF-OCP conference

- Financial Inclusion: Lessons for India

- Mobilize and monetize gold for the benefit of Indian economy

- US @ INR 65 Even Tide Meet- An expert panel discussion @ IIMB

- Dr. Arvind Virmani, Former Executive Director, IMF and Dr. Charan Singh, RBI Professor, IIMB speak on various aspects of IIMB

 

Interviews

- Modi's reforms 'may lift millions out of poverty'

- 'Why sacrifice domestic growth for exchange rate stability?'

- A year after Nirbhaya, society remain unchanged

- 'Too ambitious and lacking is specifics': IIM experts on Mor panel report

- 'Responsibility of safe ATMs rests with commercial banks'

- IIM-B prof wants ATMs at temples, post offices, Bangalore Mirror, Jan 3, 2014

- India's first all-women bank: 'Good experiment, but let's wait and watch' 

- 'The Government needs to think out of the box...'.