Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy
President, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Sunder Ramaswamy is the President and Professor of International Economics at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (an affiliate of Middlebury College), in Monterey, California.
His principal fields of specialization are Development Economics, International Economics, Issues in Applied Microeconomics, and Quantitative Methods. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University in 1991, an M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, and B.A. (Honors) in Economics from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, India.
Over the years he has held visiting positions at the Madras School of Economics (in Chennai, India, including a position as the Director of the institute from 2003-2005), Vanderbilt University, Institute of Financial Management and Research, (Chennai, India), Purdue University, and the World Bank. He has been involved with World Bank projects on various aspects of economic reforms in India. In the past he has also been associated with USAID and INTSORMIL projects on agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa. His research interests are in the areas of development economics (focus on sustainable development, technological change, and financial sector reforms), and international economics.