Biswajit Banerjee

Expert Advisor to the Governor, National Bank of Slovakia, Bratislava

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Biswajit Banerjee is Expert Advisor to the Governor, National Bank of Slovakia. He was previously Chief Economist at the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic (August 2017–September 2019) and the Chief Economist in the Bank of Slovenia (April 2014–July 2017). While at the Bank of Slovenia, he served as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt (2014–2017). Dr. Banerjee is a former senior staff member of the International Monetary Fund (1982-2008), where he led surveillance and programme missions to several countries in central and southeastern Europe. Dr. Banerjee is also affiliated with Ashoka University in India as Professor of Economics. He has previously taught at Haverford College (2009–2014), the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (2010–2011), and University of Oxford (1977–1982). His research interests include empirical macroeconomics and monetary economics, international economics, labour and demographic economics, and industrial economics. He has published widely in these fields in leading academic journals, authored one book and co-edited three books. Dr. Banerjee read for the Bachelors and Masters degrees in Economics at the University of Delhi (St. Stephen’s College and the Delhi School of Economics, respectively), and went on to obtain the B. Phil and D.Phil degrees from the University of Oxford. He was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship in 1972.