Anusha Chari

Anusha Chari

Nonresident Senior Fellow – Global Economy and Development

Anusha Chari is a professor of economics and finance and director of the Modern Indian Studies Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is currently a visiting professor of Economics at Harvard University. She is also a research associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s International Finance and Macroeconomics Program, a CEPR research fellow, and a senior research fellow at the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and the Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies at Columbia University. She is the incoming chair and currently the associate chair and director of mentoring at the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession. She is also the current president of the ASSA’s International Economics and Finance Society.

She holds a doctorate in international finance from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles and bachelor’s degrees in philosophy, politics, and economics from Balliol College at Oxford and economics from the University of Delhi. She was the recipient of a Radhakrishnan scholarship for study at Oxford and a University of California Office of the President Dissertation Fellowship.

Chari has held faculty positions at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, the University of Michigan, and The Haas School of Business at Berkeley. She was a research associate at the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance at St. Gallen, Switzerland and a summer intern at the International Monetary Fund. She was a special advisor to the Indian prime minister’s economic advisory council and member of an advisory group of eminent persons on G-20 issues.

Her research is in the fields of open-economy macroeconomics and international finance. She is the author of multiple articles published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, American Economic Journal-Macroeconomics, and Journal of International Economics.

  • Current Positions

    • Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University
    • Professor of Economics and Finance and Director of the Modern Indian Studies Initiative, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
    • Research Fellow, Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Past Positions

    • Special Advisor, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India
    • Member, Advisory Group of Eminent Persons on G-20 Issues
  • Education

    • Ph.D. in Business Economics, University of California, Los Angeles (2000)
    • B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Balliol College, Oxford University (1992)
    • B.A. (Honors) in Economics, University of Delhi (1990)
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