About Rajeswari Sengupta


Rajeswari Sengupta is an Assistant Professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai. Her research focuses on policy-relevant issues of emerging economies in general and India in particular, in the fields of international finance, open economy macroeconomics, monetary policy, banking, economic measurement and financial markets. She has recently been exploring several issues pertaining to the Indian economy such as different aspects of the macroeconomic trilemma, analysing monetary policy communication of the Reserve Bank of India, monetary policy transmission channels, issues in the measurement of Indian GDP, productivity issues in the banking sector, the twin balance sheet crisis in the banking and corporate sectors, and the financial constraints faced by Indian firms. She was a member of the research secretariat to the Bankruptcy Law Reforms Committee that drafted India’s Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC, 2016).

Rajeswari has held research positions at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) in Chennai, San Francisco Federal Reserve, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC and Reserve Bank of India, Delhi. She has published in reputed international journals such as Economic Policy, Journal of International Money and Finance, The World Economy, Emerging Markets Review, Pacific Economic Review, Open Economies Review as well as the Economic and Political Weekly in India. She has also written chapters in various books published by the Asian Development Bank, G20, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), among others.

Rajeswari completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). She holds two previous degrees in Economics from India, a Bachelors degree from Presidency College, Calcutta and a Masters from Delhi School of Economics.