SALLY, Razeen |

SALLY, Razeen

Razeen Sally

Visiting Associate Professor


Razeen Sally
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 8254
Fax: +65 6779 5397

Office Location

469A Bukit Timah Road 
Level 10, Tower Block
Singapore 259770


Razeen Sally is Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is Chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies, the main economic-policy think tank in his native Sri Lanka. Previously he taught at the London School of Economics, where he received his PhD. He has been Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy, a global-economy think tank in Brussels. He has held visiting research and teaching positions at Institut D’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, the Australian National University, the University of Hong Kong, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, and Dartmouth College in the USA. He was also Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness. He is an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute, and on the advisory boards of the Institute of Economic Affairs (UK) and the Centre for Independent Studies (Australia). He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

Razeen Sally’s research and teaching focuses on global trade policy and Asia in the world economy. He has written on the WTO, FTAs, and on different aspects of trade policy in Asia. He has also written on the history of economic ideas, especially the theory of commercial policy. His new book on Sri Lanka will be published in 2017.

Razeen Sally - CV

Research Areas

  • Economies in South Asia, ASEAN and East Asia
  • The Global Economy
  • Trade and investment policy

Media Expertise

  • Asia in the world economy (especially China, India and ASEAN)
  • Global economy
  • International trade and investment



  • (2009): The Political Economy of Trade Reform in Emerging Markets: Crisis or Opportunity? Philip Alves, Peter Draper and Razeen Sally eds., Aldershot: Edward Elgar
  • (2008): New Frontiers in Free Trade: Globalisation’s Future and Asia’s Rising Role, Washington DC, Cato Institute, 154 pp. (Also published as: Trade Policy, New Century: The WTO, FTAs and Asia Rising, London, Institute of Economic Affairs, 225 pp.)
  • (1998): Classical Liberalism and International Economic Order: Studies in Theory and Intellectual History  London, Routledge, 226 pp. Also available from Laissez Faire Books.


  • (2011): Trade policies in southeast Asia in the wider Asian perspective, The World Economy, 34 (4), pp. 568-601 (with Rahul Sen)
  • (2010): The return of the 1970s? Trade, globalisation and emerging protectionism since the crisis, World Economics 11,1, 99-124 (with Fredrik Erixon)
  • (2007): Thai trade policy: from non-discriminatory liberalisation to FTAs. The World Economy 30,10, 1594-1620

Book chapter

  • (2011), Regional economic integration in Asia: the track record and prospects. In The Politics and Economics of Integration in Asia and the Pacific. Shiro Armstrong ed., Routledge, London, pp. 37-64

Policy Essays, Briefs and Papers (Published)

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