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Nirvikar Singh

Professor of Economics, University of California, US
Nirvikar SinghNirvikar Singh

Nirvikar Singh is professor of economics and Sarbjit Singh Aurora Chair of Sikh and Punjabi Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), where he also directs the Center for Analytical Finance. He is a member of the advisory group to the finance minister of India on G20 matters, and has served as consultant to the chief economic adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He organized one of the first major US conferences on Indian economic reform. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and his BSc and MSc from the London School of Economics, where he was awarded the Allyn Young prize, Gonner prize, and Ely Devons prize.

Articles by this Author

  • The Indian Economy: A Political Conundrum?
    by Nirvikar Singh
    Uncertainty is always and everywhere a tremendous inhibitor of investment by businesses. When management teams can’t see their way forward they tend to sit on their hands and wait for the fog to clear. A good part of India’s difficulty in the last few years stems from uncertainty surrounding major policy issues, and this uncertainty intensified in the closing months of 2013 and the opening months of 2014 under the shadow of the next...

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