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Dr Pradumna B. Rana is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the International Political Economy Programme at the Centre for Multilateralism Studies (CMS) of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Prior to this, he worked for 25 years at the Asian Development Bank. His last appointment at the ADB was Senior Director of the Office of Regional Economic Integration which spearheads ADB’s support for Asian economic integration. He obtained his PhD from Vanderbilt University where he was a Fulbright Scholar and a Masters in Economics from Michigan State University and Tribhuvan University. He has authored/edited 15 books, and published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed international academic journals.
Areas of Expertise
- Asian economic integration
- Economic linkages between South Asia and East Asia
- Global financial architecture
- Theories of financial crisis
- Senior Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
- Visiting Associate Professor (Senior Fellow), Division of Economics, NTU, July 2007-May 2009
- Referee experience (Singapore Economic Review , Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Economics, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Malaysian Economic Review, International Economic Journal
WP299 | Economic and Strategic Dimensions of Mega-FTAs: A Perception Survey of Asian Opinion Leaders
09 December, 2016
WP289 | Economic Policy Reforms in South Asia: An Overview and the Remaining Agenda
18 March, 2015
WP274 | The Revival of the Silk Roads (Land Connectivity) in Asia
12 May, 2014
WP272 | Economic Integration between South Asia and East Asia: A Perception Survey of Asian Opinion Leaders
17 April, 2014
WP254 | The Eurozone Crisis and Its Impact on Asia
06 February, 2013
WP253 | Strengthening Economic Linkages between South Asia and East Asia:The Case for a Second Round of "Look East" Policies
17 January, 2013
WP238 | The Evolving Multi-layered Global Financial Safety Net: Role of Asia
16 May, 2012
WP228 | Monetary Integration in ASEAN+3: A Perception Survey of Opinion Leaders
03 June, 2011
WP215 | Evolving Global Economic Architecture: Will We have a New Bretton Woods?
22 November, 2010
WP201 | Future of U.S. Power: Is China Going to Eclipse the United States?Two Possible Scenarios to 2040
09 June, 2010
Brexit and its Aftermath: Impacts and Policy Recommendations for Asia
28 December, 2016
New Global Economic Architecture: An Asian Perspective
22 April, 2016
CO17219 | TPP’s Resurrection: Will It Be Finally Ratified?
17 November, 2017
CO17181 | Modi’s Economic Reforms: On-Track?
29 September, 2017
CO17128 | ASEAN+3 Regional Financial Safety Net and IMF: Time for Structured Cooperation
03 July, 2017
CO17029 | TPP12 vs TPP11: Gainers and Losers
15 February, 2017
CO17012 | Modi’s Demonetisation Gamble
13 January, 2017
CO16246 | Jump-starting Economic Integration in South Asia: A Multi-pronged Approach
05 October, 2016
CO16243 | Indian Ocean: Re-energising Trade Integration in IORA
03 October, 2016
CO16159 | Brexit and Its Aftermath - Brexit’s Impact on Asia
27 June, 2016
CO16144 | ASEAN+3 Financial Cooperation and AIIB: Next Steps Forward
14 June, 2016
CO15184 | US-led vs China-led Institutions: Need for New Bretton Woods
27 August, 2015
CO15150 | Will Greece exit from the Eurozone?
10 July, 2015
CO15112 | Nepal Earthquake: Could a Stronger and more Scenic Country Emerge?
11 May, 2015
CO15073 | Economic Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew: Lessons for Aspiring Countries
31 March, 2015
CO14241 | If SAARC Stumbles: Go for Sub-regional Alternatives
03 December, 2014
CO14155 | Has Global Finance Finally Been Tamed?
04 August, 2014
CO14154 | China’s Proposals for Trans-Himalayan Connectivity: Consider Four Economic Corridors
01 August, 2014
CO14147 | U.S.-led vs. China-led Economic Architecture: Case for a new Bretton Woods?
24 July, 2014
CO13196 | Reforming the Global Financial Architecture: Is the World a Safer Place?
21 October, 2013
CO13066 | Connectivity in Asia: Reviving the Old Silk Road?
17 April, 2013
CO13047 | LEP2: Phase Two of South Asia's "Look East" Policies?
21 March, 2013
CO12190 | IMF/World Bank Tokyo Meeting: No major outcome expected
09 October, 2012
CO12172 | Eurozone Crisis: Will Reforms be Enough?
13 September, 2012
CO12096 | Towards a Region-wide FTA in Asia: Whither the Trilateral FTA
11 June, 2012
CO12083 | Monetary Integration in ASEAN+3: The Next Steps
17 May, 2012
CO11165 | East Asia Summit: Streamlining the Regional Architecture?
14 November, 2011
CO11152 | Cannes Summit: Make G20 Plus Transparent
19 October, 2011
CO11135 | Should the BRICs bail out Europe?
27 September, 2011
CO11084 | IMF: Next Head will not be from Asia
23 May, 2011
CO11079 | Asian Monetary Fund: Getting Nearer
13 May, 2011
CO10137 | Seoul G20 Summit: Will it Adopt Singapore’s 3G Ideas?
29 October, 2010
CO10065 | G20 Summit: How Asia Can Strengthen its Voice
18 June, 2010
ADBI/RSIS Conference Report: Trade in Value-added, Global Value Chains and Development Strategy
08 May, 2014
ADBI/RSIS Conference Report on "Integrating Domestic Industries with Global Production Networks and Supply Chains"
10 May, 2013
Workshop Report on "Sharing Asian Experiences: Promoting FDI Effectively"
10 October, 2012
ADBI/RSIS Conference Report on "The Evolving Global Architecture: From a Centralised to a Decentralised System"
27 March, 2012
Conference Report on "Regional Economic Integration: Sharing Asian Experiences"
18 February, 2011
- Rana, P.B. & Chia, W-M. (2017) Jumpstarting South Asia: Revisiting Economic Reforms and Look East Policies. Oxford University Press
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram and Malcolm J. Dowling. South Asia- Rising to the Challenge of Globalization. Singapore: World Scientific, 2009.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. "Reforms in Bangladesh: A Comparative Assessment in Relation to Other South Asian Countries,” in The Bangladesh Economy in Transition, edited by M.G. Quibria. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram and Florian Alburo. Economic Stabilization in the ASEAN Countries. Singapore: ISEAS, 1987.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. Improving Domestic Resource Mobilization Through Financial Development: Bangladesh. Manila: Asian Development Bank, 1986.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. The Impact of Generalized Floating on Trade Flows and Reserve Needs: Selected Asian Developing Countries. New York: Garland, 1983.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. ASEAN Exchange Rates: Policies and Trade Effects. Singapore: ISEAS, 1981.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram, ed. Renaissance of Asia: Evolving Economic Linkages between South Asia and East Asia.Singapore: World Scientific, 2012.
- Rana, Praduman Bickram ed. Singapore Economic Review Special Issue on Asian Economic Integration. Singapore: World Scientific Publishers, 2010.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram, et al, ed. National Strategies for Regional Integration: South and East Asian Cases. London: Anthem Press, 2009
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram, et al, ed. Pan-Asian Integration: Linking East and South Asia. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
- Asian Development Bank. Economic Cooperation and Integration in East Asia. Manila: Asian Development Bank, 2005.
- Asian Development Bank. Early Warning Systems for Financial Crises: Applications to East Asia. Manila: Asian Development Bank, 2005.
- Asian Development Bank. Monetary and Financial Integration in East Asia: The Way Ahead. Manila: Asian Development Bank, 2004.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram, et al, ed. Addressing the Urban Poverty Agenda in Bangladesh. Dhaka: Dhaka University Press, 1997
- Rana, Praduman Bickram and Naved Hamid, eds. From Centrally Planned to Market Economies: The Asian Approach Volume 1: Overview. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1995.
- Rana, Praduman Bickram and Naved Hamid, eds. From Centrally Planned to Market Economies: The Asian Approach Volume 2: China and Mongolia. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1995.
- Rana, Praduman Bickram and Naved Hamid, eds. From Centrally Planned to Market Economies: The Asian Approach Volume 3: Lao PDR, Myanmar, Viet Nam. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1995.
- Asian Development Bank. Mongolia: A Centrally Planned Economy in Transition. Manila: Asian Development Bank, 1993
- Asian Development Bank. Export Finance: Some Asian Examples.Manila: Asian Development Bank, 1990
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. "Economic Integration in Asia: The Case of ASEAN+3” in The Sixteenth Singapore Economic Roundtable, edited by Manu Bhaskaran. Singapore: Straits Times Press, 2012.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “Reform of the International Financial Architecture, the G20 and Asia” in Challenges for the Singapore Economy after the Global Financial Crisis, edited by Peter Wilson. Singapore: World Scientific Press, 2011.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram and Masahiro Kawai. The Asian Crisis Revisited: Lessons, Responses, and New Challenges” in Lessons from the Asian Financial Crisis edited by Richard Carney. Singapore: Routledge, 2011.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram and Malcolm J. Dowling. Asia and the Global Economic Crisis: Challenges in a Financially Integrated World. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “G20 Summits: How can Asia Collectively Strengthen its Voice?” in The G-20 Framework for Strong, Sustainable, and Balanced Growth, edited by Dirk Willem te Velde. London: Overseas Development Institute, 2010.
- Rana, Praduman Bickram. "The On-going Global Financial Crisis and Asian Regionalism” in Singapore and Asia: Impact of the Global Financial Tsunami and Other Economic Issues, edited by Chia Wai Mun and Sng Hui Ying. Singapore: World Scientific Publishers, 2009.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “Asian Economic Integration: The Role of Singapore”, in Singapore and Asia in a Globalised World, edited by Chia Wai Mun and Sng Hui Ying. Singapore: World Scientific Publishers, 2008.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “East Asian Regionalism” in Regional Outlook Southeast Asia 2007-2008 edited by Asad-ul Iqbal Latif and Lee Poh Onn. Singapore: ISEAS, 2007.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “Monetary and Financial Cooperation in East Asia: The Chiang Mai Initiative and Beyond," in Strengthening Economic Cooperation in Northeast Asia, edited by Yoon Hyung Kim and Chang Jae Lee. Seoul: KIEP, 2004.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. "Monetary and Financial Cooperation in Asia." in Regional Public Goods: From Theory to Practice, edited by Antoni Estevadeordal, Brian Frantz, and Tam Robert Nguyen. Manila: ADB, 2004.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “The View from Asia,” in Multilateralism and Regionalism in the Post-Uruguay Round Era: What Role for EU? Edited by Olga Memedovic, Arie Kuyvenhoven, and Willem T. M. Molle. Boston: Kluwer Academic, 1999.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “Private Capital Flows to Asian Developing Countries,” in Managing Capital Flows: National and International Dimensions. Manila: ADB, 1998.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. Comments on Mr. Ariel Buira’s paper on “Financial Crisis: Towards an Alternative Approach” in Regulatory and Supervisory Challenges in a New Era of Global Finance, edited by J.T. Teunissen. Amsterdam: FONDAD, 1998.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “The Financial Crisis in East Asia,” in Asian Development Outlook. Manila: ADB, 1998.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram and W. Paz. "Economies in Transition: The Asian Experience," in From Reform to Growth: China and Other Countries in Transition in Asia and Central and Eastern Europe, edited by Chung H. Lee and Helmut Reisen. Paris: OECD< 1994.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. "International Financial System and Asian Developing Countries" in Planning Financial Resources for Development (Proceedings of a U.N. Conference).New York: UN, 1990.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. "Growth, Trade and Money: Economics and Politics in the International Economic Order" in World Economic Order: Liberal Views, edited by R. Clapham and H. Klammer. Kehl, Strasbourg, Arlington: N.P. Engel, 1983.
- Pardo, Ramon Pacheco and Pradumna B. Rana, "Complementarity Between Regional and Global Financial Governance Institutions: The Case of ASEAN+3 and the Global Financial Safety Net" Global Governance, No 21 (2015): 413-433.
- Rana, Pradumna B and Ramon Pacheco Pardo, "ASEAN+3 and the IMF: The Need for a Marriage of Convenience," Global Asia 10, No 1 (2015): 64-71.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram and Chia Wai Mun. “South Asia Needs Phase Two of “Look-East” Policies”. Economic and Political Weekly48 (2013): 21-23.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram, Tianjin Cheng and Chia Wai Mun. "Trade Intensity and Business Cycle Synchronization: East Asia versus Europe”. Journal of Asian Economics, 23 (2012): 701-706.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. Reform Strategies in South Asia Countries: A Comparative Approach”. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research 1 (2011) : 96-107.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram, Wai Mun Chia and Jinjarak Yothin.“ASEAN+3 Monetary Integration: Perception Survey of Opinion Leaders”. Journal of Asian Economics 23 (2012) 1-12.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “Asian Economic Integration: Introduction and Editorial Overview”.Singapore Economic Review 55 (2010): 1-6.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “Trade Intensity and Business Cycle Synchronization: The Case of East Asian Countries”. Singapore Economic Review 53 (2008): 279.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “Economic Integration and Synchronization of Business Cycles in East Asia”. Journal of Asian Economics18 (2007): 711-725.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “The East Asian Financial Crisis – Implications for Exchange Rate Management”. East Asian Perspectives (1999).
- “As SAARC drags its feet, South Asia should turn to sub-regionalism”, East Asia Forum
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “Five Years after the Global Economic Crisis, the World is no Safer.” East Asia Forum, November 14, 2013.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “The Need for a Second Round of “Look East” Policies in South Asia.” VoxEU.org, April 1, 2013.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. "Misdiagnosing the Eurozone Crisis: Perspectives from Asia." VoxEU.org, September 22, 2012.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. "A Region-wide FTA in Asia.” VoxEU.org, June 25, 2012.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. "The Next Steps in ASEAN+3 Monetary Integration." Vox.EU.org, May 27, 2012.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “Moving Towards an Asian Monetary Fund.” VoxEU.org, May 20, 2011.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “How can Asia Strengthen its Voice at the G20.” East Asia Forum, June 29, 2010.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “The Re-emergence of a Prosperous and Integrated Asia”, East Asia Forum, December 5, 2009.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “Reform of International Financial Architecture, G20, and Asia.” VoxEU.org, November 14, 2009.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “From a Centralized to a Decentralized Global Economic Architecture: An Overview.” ADB Institute Working Paper Series No 401. ADBI, Tokyo, 2013.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “Economic Integration in Asia: Trends and Policies.” ISAS Working Paper No. 93, NUS, Singapore, 2009.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “The Integration and “Re-centering” of Asia- Historical and Contemporary Perspectives." ISAS Working Paper 86, NUS, Singapore, 2009.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. "Trade Intensity and Business Cycle Synchronization: The Case of East Asian Countries.” Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 10, ADB, Manila, 2007.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. “Economic Integration in East Asia: Trends, Prospects, and a Possible Roadmap.” Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration No. 2, ADB,Manila, 2006.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram. "Monetary and Financial Cooperation in East Asia: The Chiang Mai Initiative and Beyond." Asian Development Bank ERD Working Paper Series No. 6, ADB, Manila 2002.
- Rana, Pradumna Bickram and Josef Yap. "Tracking East Asia's Recovery from the Capital Account Crisis: Analysis, Evidence and Policy Implication." Discussion Papers Series No. 2001-01, Philippine Institute of Development Economics, PIDS, Manila, 2001.
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