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Date: 04/09/2017
Dr. Amartya Lahiri joins as Director, Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning (CAFRAL)

Dr. Amartya Lahiri joined as Director of CAFRAL with effect from September 1, 2017. He was previously the Royal Bank Faculty Research Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies at the Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia. Dr.Lahiri also held the Johal Chair of Indian Research at the Institute of Asian Research. He has held research positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, University of California, Los Angeles and John Hopkins University, prior to joining the University of British Columbia.

Dr.Amartya’s fields of specialization are International Economics and Macroeconomics. He has written extensively on subjects like exchange rate management, monetary policy, balance of payment crisis and economic growth. His recent research focuses on monetary economics as well as topics like gender gaps, inequality across castes and labor mobility.

Dr. Amartya’s work has been published in top economics journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, European Economic Review as well as policy oriented publications of the World Bank, Brookings Institution and the National Council of Applied Economic Research.

Dr. Amartya is the recipient of ‘Faculty Career Development Award’ and the ‘Departmental Distinguished Teaching Award’ at the University of California at Los Angeles for his research and teaching contributions. Dr.Amartya is a member of American Economic Association and the Econometric Society; He is also an Associate Editor at European Economic Review and Journal of International Economics.

Dr.Amartya Lahiri completed his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park. He received M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and B.A. in Economics from St. Stephens College in Delhi.

Jose J. Kattoor
Chief General Manager

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