Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Tue 05 Dec - Sun 10 Dec, 2006
(Session 438)

Rajiv Kumar Rajiv Kumar (Faculty)

Country/Region: India

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi

Most Recently Attended: (1998)
Rise of Industrial East Asia and Its Implications for the Developing World
(Session 355)

Biography:
Rajiv Kumar is the director and chief executive of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, a New Delhi-based think-tank. Formerly chief economist of the Confederation of Indian Industry, Dr. Kumar also served as principal economist at the Asian Development Bank in Manila for almost ten years. From 1992 to 1995, he served as economic advisor in the Ministry of Finance of the Government of India, and, from 1989 to 1991, as senior economic consultant in the Bureau of Industrial Costs and Projects of the Ministry of Industry. A former professor at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade from 1987 to 1989, Dr. Kumar has several books and publications to his credit, and he contributes regularly to newspapers and journals in India. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from Lucknow University, India; and his D. Phil in economics from Oxford University, United Kingdom. He served as a faculty member at Salzburg Seminar, Session 355, Rise of Industrial East Asia and Its Implications for the Developing World, 1998, and is accompanied by his wife, Vineeta Kumar.