Govind Hariharan

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  Economics professor Govind Hariharan was named executive director of the India China America…

Georgia (Nov 8, 2011) —  

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Economics professor Govind Hariharan was named executive director of the India China America Institute, which is housed in Kennesaw State’s Coles College of Business, in spring 2011. Previously, Hariharan served as chair of the Department of Economics, Finance and Quantitative Analysis at the Coles College of Business. He is also associate director of the college’s Econometric Center.

Hariharan has consulted for numerous organizations, public and private, such as the World Bank, the Council for Quality Growth and M&T Bank. He has been a member of various state and local task forces on health care, especially in the areas of health information and transparency. Hariharan is involved in many academic and business organizations in India as well. His research papers are key citations in a wide range of fields, including health, personal finance, regulation, economic development, environment and law. He has previously held positions at SUNY-Buffalo (including co-director of the Center for Public Policy and Regulation) and West Virginia University.

The India China America Institute, which Hariharan heads, is a well-respected thought leader on economic and geopolitical issues involving the United States and the world’s largest emerging economies –– India and China. The nonprofit’s primary focus is on the relationships between and among the new triad of power. The India China America Institute was created to serve as a catalyst for harmonious relationships between business leaders and policymakers in order to generate economic growth through innovation, entrepreneurship, inclusiveness, trade and investment. It also conducts research and offers executive programs and webinars to businesses, policymakers and nonprofits.



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