MUKUL G. ASHER, an Indian national, is a Professor in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He received his PhD in Economics from Washington State University in 1972. His undergraduate education was at Bombay (Mumbai) University.
In addition to India, Singapore and USA, he has also taught or researched in U.K., Sweden, Japan, Australia and Malaysia. His research has focused on fiscal reforms, India’s external economic policies, and pension reform in Asia.
He has authored or edited several books, and has published numerous articles in national and international journals. He is currently completing a manuscript on Pension Reforms in India. He serves as advisor on the editorial board of several journals, including International Social Security Review (ISSR), and IIM-Bangalore Management Review, and Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance. He is a Consulting Editor for E-Social Sciences (Ess), an electronic Journal published from Mumbai.
He has been a consultant on tax reforms and social security issues to the Government of Gujarat, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Asian Development Bank, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and World Health Organization (WHO).
He has addressed many academic conferences and business and professional gatherings around the world. He has been involved as Faculty Chair and as resource person in conducting many Executive Education programs involving high level policymakers. His contact with the print and television media has been extensive.