Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja
Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja is an international development expert, policy advisor and researcher. He is presently a Senior Research Associate at the Overseas Institute (ODI) in London, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) at the National University of Singapore and a Member of the Monetary Policy Consultative Commitee of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
In a career spanning over the last thirty years in the UK and Asia, Ganeshan has held senior roles in international organizations (including the Director of Research at the ADB Institute in Tokyo, Chief Programme Officer at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London and Visiting Scholar at the IMF in Washington DC), government-linked think tanks (including Executive Director of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies in Colombo), and the private sector (including Global Head of Trade and Competitiveness at Maxwell Stamp PLC in London).
His expertise covers macroeconomic analysis, international trade and regional economic integration, foreign aid and infrastructure connectivity, economic and business competitiveness and poverty and inequality. He has published 20 books on these topics and successfully led teams to deliver complex projects for bilateral and multilateral aid agencies in over 30 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. Ganeshan has a DPhil in economics from Oxford University and a BSc in economics from the London School of Economics.
His publications include:
- Asia's Free Trade Agreements: How is Business Responding, 2011
- “Factors Affecting Entry into Supply Chain Trade: An Analysis of Firms in Southeast Asia” 2015
- Connecting Asia: Infrastructure to Link South Asia and Southeast Asia, 2016
- “Chinese Investment and the BRI in Sri Lanka” 2020
- “The Pandemic and Economic Fallout in South Asia: Challenges and the Way Forward”, 2020