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Sasidaran GOPALAN

Sasidaran Gopalan

Research Fellow & Deputy Director (Administration)

Sasidaran Gopalan
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 2541

Office Location

18 Evans Road, Singapore 259364


Sasidaran Gopalan is a Research Fellow and Deputy Director (Administration) at the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining ACI, he was based in Hong Kong as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies and HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

Dr Gopalan completed his PhD in Public Policy, specialising in International Finance and Policy at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, USA. He obtained his Bachelors and Masters’ degrees in Economics from Loyola College (Chennai, India) and Madras School of Economics (Chennai, India), respectively. He spent a year at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) post-graduation as a Research Associate and was subsequently based at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) at NUS for two years undertaking research on international economic policy issues concerning South Asia. His scholarly publications include several journal articles in refereed international journals including top-tier field journals. He has also co-authored many books, published by leading publishing houses such as Oxford University Press and Palgrave-Macmillan. In addition, he has extensively contributed to book chapters in edited volumes, policy briefs as well as editorial opinion articles for leading global financial dailies.

Dr Gopalan’s research interests span the fields of international finance and development policy. At ACI, he is the lead coordinator for the flagship projects on India relating to competitiveness analysis, ease of doing business as well as impact of exchange rates on foreign direct investment and trade flows at the sub-national level. He also supervises and contributes to the formulation as well as implementation of several empirical research projects, targeted towards journal publications and broader policy outreach.


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