Faculty Details

Faculty Detail

Rajeev  Anantaram

Specialization
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Economics
Designation
:
Professor
Email
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ranantaram@imi.edu

Rajeev  Anantaram

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Graduate School of Public & International Affairs, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004
PhD in Public Policy, Dissertation Topic: The Regional Distribution of Foreign Direct Investment in India: Evidence from the Post-Reform Years
Honors: Teaching Fellowship (highest position awarded to graduate students by University of Pittsburgh), Graduate Research Assistantship.                     
 
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse, NY, 1991
Master of Public Administration, Specialization: Technology and Information Policy
Honors: Syracuse University Graduate Scholarship 1989-1991.
 
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Bombay, India, Master of Science in Physics, 1987                    
 
UNIVERSITY OF BOMBAY, Bombay, India, Bachelor of Science in Physics,
Minor: Mathematics, 1985

Rajeev  Anantaram

RECENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE,
New Delhi, Professor of Economics, March 2012-present 

AUSTRALIA-INDIA INSTITUTE, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Emerging Leaders Fellow, November-December 2011

  • Interacted with senior officials in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Government of Australia on issues pertaining to India-Australia relations. 
AUSTRALIA-INDIA INSTITUTE, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Principal Consultant, January-February 2012.
  • Principal Author of AII’s submission for the Ken Henry White Paper, “Australia in the Asian Century”, commissioned by the Government of Australia 
BUSINESS STANDARD LIMITED, New Delhi, Senior Associate Editor, December 2010-December 2011,
  • Wrote weekly editorials on topics ranging from economics, political economy and geopolitics.
  • Wrote main articles for Op-ed pages
  • Liaison with academic institutions, think tanks and government ministries.
  • Managed the daily edit page 
INDIAN COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH ON INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS, New Delhi, Senior Fellow, August 2007-November 2010
  • Principal Investigator for projects funded by Asian Development Bank, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.
  • Responsibilities involved writing proposals for funded research from Government and multilateral agencies, regular client interactions and dissemination of research findings.
  • Regional specialization in East Asia (especially China) and South Asia 
CRISIL, New Delhi, India, Senior Economist & Head, January 2007-June 2007
  • Principal Investigator for studies relating to Asia Pacific region, especially on issues relating to Trade and Investment
OTHER EXPERIENCE: SCARPINO & ASSOCIATES CONSULTING, Pittsburgh, PA
Consultant, June 2005-October 2006
  • Statistical analysis of the impact of training & rehabilitation programs for individuals with marginal educational skills.
  • Taught intensive classes in statistical methods, program evaluation and benefit-cost analysis to analysts/interns in similar organizations in Allegheny County. 
ALLEGHENY HEALTH CHOICES, INC. Pittsburgh, PA
Statistical Analyst, May 2004-May 2005Co-author, “Does Race Matter? Racial disparity in Access to Behavioral Health Services during 2002”, November 2004
  • Report compared access to behavioral health services for access to and engagement with the
  • Behavioral health system in Allegheny County.
  • Paper based on report was selected for presentation at RTC conference, Tampa, March 2005. 
The Empirical Determinants of Recidivism among Individuals in Inpatient Mental Health Institutions: Evidence from Allegheny County
  • Study is a time-to-event (survival) analysis using proportional hazards Cox regression to identify the significant predictors of survival time in individuals discharged from inpatient institutions in Allegheny County.  Model fit was computed using deviance residuals.  The report extensively used STATA for analysis.
Consultant, September 2002-September 2003
  • Performed consulting study for four counties for the Office of Corrections, State of California.
  • Statistically analyzed filings data for various categories: Techniques used included time series analysis and regression..
  • Study was adjudged most comprehensive of all competing reports and is to be used as a model by the client for future studies of a similar nature. 
UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR SOCIAL & URBAN RESEARCH, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Research Associate, June 2001-December 2001
  • Conducted a large-scale feasibility study for the Biotech Industry in the Greater Pittsburgh Region.  
  • Study involved extensive interviews with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and scientists.
  • Studied competing business models to select a model best suited to the local economy. 
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH & CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIVERSITY, Pittsburgh, PA
Research Associate, May 2000-September 2000
  • Conducted interviews with enforcement officers and placement counselors for the Fair Housing Study, commissioned by the City of Pittsburgh.
  • Analyzed data statistically and created maps using GIS software (ArcView).
  • Wrote sections of the report that was submitted to the City of Pittsburgh for implementation. 
CALIFORNIA LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS, San Francisco,
Analyst, July 1991-June 1992
  • Worked on outreach projects related to environmental issues in the state of California.
  • Performed Benefit-Cost analysis of various state level initiatives and wrote position papers based on these analyses.  These analyses were used to inform environmental interest groups during negotiations with California development authorities.
  • Analysis was used to persuade state authorities to declare a moratorium on development activities around Mono Lake. 
MAXWELL SCHOOL OF CITIZENSHIP & PUBLIC AFFAIRS, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Research Assistant, September 1989-April 1991
  • Analyzed comparative strategies of US and Japanese firms, with regard to commercial applications of superconductivity, in a study for the Office of Technological Assessment (OTA).
  • Research was published as an in-house paper at the Maxwell School.

Rajeev  Anantaram

Prof Rajeev Anantaram is Professor of economics at the International Management Institute since March 2012. Prior to joining IMI he was Senior Associate & Head in Standard & Poor’s research group, Senior Fellow at the Indian Center for Research on International Economic Affairs (ICRIER) and Senior Associate Editor at Business Standard Limited, all in New Delhi. Between November 2011 and February 2012, he was an Emerging Leaders Fellow at the Australia-India Institute at the University of Melbourne. 

Dr Anantaram holds a Masters degree in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.  His subsequent training was in Public Policy & Applied Economics, first at the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Syracuse University where he obtained an M.P.A degree and later at the University at Pittsburgh, where he obtained a PhD in Public Policy and Applied Economics. 

Dr Anantaram’s primary research interests are in the areas of International Trade and Capital Flows, particularly Foreign Direct Investment.  His more recent interests include the role of science & technology policies in fostering innovation-led growth in East Asia.  

Rajeev  Anantaram

(a)    Peer Reviewed Articles: 
  • “Limitations of Traditional Catch-up Strategies: A Firm- level Analysis of Japanese Electronics Firms in India”, Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations, forthcoming, 2014. 
  • China and the Evolving Dynamics of the Regional Production System in Asia, Asia Currents, Asia Currents, July 2012 
  • “China in India’s Economic Strategy”, Australia-India Institute, May 2012 
  • The Wheel is Turning”, in Ira Pande ed. India- China: Neighbors Strangers, Harper- Collins Publishers India, 2010 
  • “The Development of the Power Sector in India: Issues and Prospects”, http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/rielcano_eng/Content?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/Elcano_in/Zonas_in/ARI6-2010 
  • The Changing Policy Regime for Surface Transport Infrastructure in India: Roads”, Real Institute of Economics, Spain, (February 2010) www.realinstitutoelcano.org/.../04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3jjYB8 fnxBnR19TE2e 
  • The People’s Republic of China' Mass Manufacturing Sector: Implications for India”, in Resurging Asian Giants: Lessons from the People’s Republic of China and India, Asian Development Bank, 2010 (with Mohammed Saqib) www.adb.org/documents/books/...Asian.../resurging-asian-giants.pdf  
  • “Social Networks, Human Capital and the Internationalization of R&D”, Research Policy, Revise and Resubmit  
  • “Ten years of India’s Electricity Act: An Overview” (under submission) 
  • “India’s New Manufacturing Policy:  Some observations” (under submission) 
(b) Reports and Monographs: 
  • “Innovation Policies in the Republic of Korea, Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China: Lessons for India”, National Research Development Council, Department of Science and Technology,  Government of India, 2010 (Principal Investigator and Project Director) 
  • Does race matter? Racial disparity in access to Behavioral Health Services during 2002., Allegheny Health Choices Inc., 2004 (with Emily Heberlein) 
WORK IN PROGRESS
  • Mergers and Acquisitions as Pathways to Technological Scale up:  Evidence from the Indian Automobile Sector.

Rajeev  Anantaram

RECENT PRESENTATIONS/CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED 
  • “Learning to Innovate vs. Learning to Manufacture: Latecomer Strategies in Korea, Taiwan and China”, AGCETI Annual Conference, IIT Kanpur, December 2012 
  • “China in India’s Economic Strategy”, Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi, December 2010. Also presented at the Australia-India Institute, University of Melbourne, December 2011, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, February 2012, Australian High Commission, March 2012. 
  • “India-China Economic Relations”, ORF Foundation, New Delhi,  December 2009 
  • Convergence or Conflict? Political Economy of India-China relations in the Post-Financial Crisis Era, Joint CICIR-CIGI seminar, Beijing, November 2009 
  • “Regional Cooperation in South Asia: Prospects for the Power Sector” paper Presented as Part of a Study for the Asian Development Bank.  Presented at Kathmandu (April 2009), Singapore (October 2009) 
  • India-China-US, Science, Technology and Innovation Workshop, sponsored by Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, Bangalore, India, July 2008 
  • Financial Programming and Policies, India- International Monitoring Fund Training Program, Pune, March 2008 
  • Mass Manufacturing in the People’s Republic of China: Implications for India, Asian Development Bank, Beijing, February 2008.  Also presented at dissemination seminars in New Delhi in April 2008 and Hanoi, September 2008. 
  • Does Race Matter? Racial disparity in Access to Behavioral Health Services during 2002 (with Emily Heberlein), Research & Training Conference in Children’s Mental Health, Tampa, FL, March 2005

Rajeev  Anantaram

HONORS and ACTIVITIES
  • Doctoral student representative on committee for redesigning the Quantitative Methods curriculum, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  • Teaching Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Syracuse University
  • General Secretary, Indian Association of College Going Scientists.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  • Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management
  • American Economic Association
  • International Water History Association
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development

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