Surjit Bhalla

Chairman & MD, Oxus Investments

Surjit S. Bhalla is the Chairman and MD of Oxus Investments, a New Delhi-based economic research, asset management, and emerging-markets advisory firm. He holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton University, and a Master in Public and International Affairs from Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. He is the author of Imagine There’s no Country: Poverty, Inequality and Growth in an era of Globalization (2002) and Devaluing to Prosperity (2012). In the past, he has worked as a research economist at the Rand Corporation, the Brookings Institution, and at both the research and treasury departments of the World Bank. In India, he served as Executive Director of the Policy Group in New Delhi, the country’s first non-government funded think tank. He has been on several government committees, including the two capital account convertibility committees of the RBI (1997 and 2006). He has also been a member of the Secondary Market Advisory Committee of SEBI and of the National Statistical Commission of India.