United Arab Emirates University
P.O. Box 15551, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates.
I am currently an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Innovation in Government and Society, College of Business and Economics (CBE) at the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), Abu Dhabi.
Prior to joining UAEU, I have held various academic and research appointments across several renowned universities in Asia, including Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan), National University of Singapore (Singapore) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong).
I completed my Ph.D. (Public Policy) at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, USA. My research specialization lies in the intersection of international economics and development policy, focusing on emerging markets.
My scholarly publications include several academic articles in refereed international journals, including notable field journals. I have also co-authored books published by leading publishing houses as well as contributed to numerous book chapters in edited volumes, policy briefs, and op-eds for leading global financial dailies.
My teaching experience includes both undergraduate and graduate level courses on macroeconomics, money and banking, international finance and applied empirical methods.
Cavoli, T., Gopalan, S., and Rajan, R.S. "Complexities of Financial Globalisation: Analytical and Policy Issues in Emerging and Developing Economies," Routledge, Taylor & Francis (UK), August 2020.
Media coverage: "Economic Liberalisation No Shortcut For Development," Global-is-Asian, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, 24 August, 2020.
Journal Articles: What's New?
Global Value Chains
Gopalan, S., Reddy, K. and Sasidharan, S. (2022). "Does Digitalization Spur Global Value Chain Participation? Firm Level Evidence from Emerging Markets," Information Economics and Policy, 59: 1-13.
Gopalan, S. (2022). "What Drives Start-Up Entrepreneurship in India's Subnational Economies?," The Indian Economic Journal, 70(2): 370-373.
Gopalan, S., and Khalid, U. (2022). "How Does Financial Inclusion Influence Tourism Demand? Empirical Evidence from Emerging Markets and Developing Economies," Tourism Recreation Research (Accepted and Forthcoming).
Gopalan, S., and Rajan, R.S. (2021). “Does Digital Financial Inclusion Moderate or Exacerbate Output Volatility?” Applied Economics Letters (Accepted and Forthcoming).
Cavoli, T., Gopalan, S., and Rajan, R.S. (2020). “Financial Inclusion and Output Volatility: An Empirical Investigation” Open Economies Review, 31: 901-930.
Gopalan, S., and Sasidharan, S. (2020). “Financial Liberalization and Firms’ Access to Credit in Emerging and Developing Economies: An Empirical Investigation” Journal of Economics and Business, 107: 1-19.
Capital Flows and Financial Integration
Cavoli, T., Gopalan, S. and Rajan, R.S. (2022). "Is Exchange Rate Centered Monetary Policy Asymmetric?
Empirical Evidence from Singapore" Applied Economics (Accepted and Forthcoming).
Gopalan, S., and Sharipova, A. (2022). "What Attracts Greenfield Foreign Direct Investment Inflows to Asia? Evidence from Firms’ Motives," Transnational Corporations Review (Accepted and Forthcoming).
Cavoli, T., Gopalan, S. and Rajan, R.S. (2022). "Can Macroprudential Policies Moderate the Influence of Capital Flows on Real Exchange Rates? Empirical Evidence from Emerging Markets" International Review of Finance (Accepted and Forthcoming).
Cavoli, T., Gopalan, S. and Rajan, R.S. (2021). "Do Macroprudential Policies Counter Real Exchange Rate Appreciation in Emerging Markets?" The World Economy , 44(7): 2164-2187.