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Jacob Kurien

Resident Professor of International Economics


Dr. Kurien obtained his MPhil and PhD degrees from Madras University, India. Before joining the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies in September 2011, he was a Visiting Associate Professor of Economics at Rockhurst University, Kansas City, USA. Prior to moving to the U.S., he was Associate Professor and Vice-Principal of Loyola College, Madras. Dr. Kurien was also a Visiting Scholar at the Universite Africaine De Technologie, Benin, West Africa and the Xavier Institute of Management (XLRI), India.

He was awarded the U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to Sri Lanka and taught at Peradeniya University (2009-2010). Dr. Kurien has delivered guest lectures at La Trobe University, NSW, Australia and Chulalongkon University, Bangkok.

In 1997, Dr.Kurien led a study team to Bangladesh to evaluate the working of Microfinance Institutions. His research interests are in the area of Microfinance and International Trade & Banking. He has published research papers in Economic and Business Journals.



  • Economics
  • Globalization
  • Economic Development
  • International Monetary Economics


  • Hindi
  • Malayalam

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