Razeen Sally

Email: razeen.sally@ecipe.org


Razeen Sally is Director of ECIPE, which he co-founded in 2006. He is also Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, and Chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies, the main economic think tank in his native Sri Lanka. He was on the faculty of the London School of Economics for eighteen years, where he also received his PhD. He has held adjunct teaching, research and advisory positions at universities and think tanks in the USA, Europe, Africa and Asia. He is on the Global Agenda Council for Competitiveness of the World Economic Forum, and was awarded the Hayek Medal by the Hayek Society in Germany in 2011. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

Razeen Sally’s research and teaching focuses on global trade policy and Asia in the world economy. He has written on the WTO, FTAs, and on different aspects of trade policy in Asia. He has also written on the history of economic ideas, especially the theory of commercial policy.

  • ECIPE Occasional Papers

    Indian Trade Policy After the Crisis

    By Razeen Sally

    India, like China, had a “good” crisis; both have spearheaded exuberant post-crisis recovery in emerging markets. A combination of stable government and roaring growth gives rise to predictions that India will hit annual growth rates of 10 per cent or more. This is India hype. Reforms have stalled since 2004, with no prospect of big…

  • ECIPE Occasional Papers

    The Crisis and the Global Economy: A Shifting World Order?

    By Razeen Sally

    The global economic crisis has sparked short-term divergence of economic performance between the West and emerging markets, and thereby accelerated the longer-run convergence of the latter on the former. This Shift to the East is also even more evident in international trade and FDI than it is in other channels of globalisation. But emerging markets’…

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    Chinese Trade Policy After (Almost) Ten Years in the WTO: A Post-Crisis Stocktake

    By Razeen Sally

    China’s trade policy has shifted in the near-decade since it joined the WTO, argues Razeen Sally in a new study. It behaves more like a very large, complex economy and less like a small-to-medium-sized open economy. It inclines less to unilateral liberalisation and more to hard-bargaining reciprocity. China’s short-term challenge is to contain protection at home, concludes Sally. Beyond that,…

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    Beyond Geopolitics - The Case for a Free Trade Accord between Europe and Taiwan

    By Fredrik Erixon, Razeen Sally, Hosuk Lee-Makiyama

    This paper discusses the economics and geopolitics of EU Taiwan commercial relations and weighs the case for a free trade agreement (FTA) between them. There is a widespread belief that China will oppose an EU-Taiwan FTA. The recent cross-Straits rapprochement, recently crowned by a trade agreement, could provide a window for Taiwan to sign trade…

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