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Called “India’s leading economic journalist” by Stephen Cohen of the Brookings Institution, Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar is a prominent Indian journalist, a prolific columnist, and a television commentator. Enriched with wide research experience and deep knowledge of economic change in developing countries, human rights and civil strife, political economy, energy, trade, and industry, he is an eloquent speaker too.

He writes regularly for the Economic Times and The Times of India (a column named “Swaminomics”). He is also the author of Escape from the Benevolent Zookeepers – a book with the best of Swaminomics and has been the editor of India’s two biggest financial dailies, the Economic Times and Financial Express. He is the consulting editor for the Economic Times.

He was also the India correspondent of The Economist for two decades. He has frequently been a consultant to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. Swami spends part of the year in India and part in the United States. He is also a social investor and has helped build a fleet of medical boats on the Brahmaputra that take medical services to the thousands of islands in the river.

Swaminathan Aiyar

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