Ramachandran Gopalan


Email: ramachandran.gopalan@ifmr.ac.in

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Name: Ramachandran Gopalan


G. Ramachandran was an assistant professor at the Institute for Financial Management and Research between March 1989 and September 1991.

He was invited by the government of India to serve as a consultant from October 1991 to the ministry of finance, the Securities and Exchange Board of India, the Forward Markets Commission and the Disinvestment Commission. He was a consultant to the World Bank for India-specific projects until 2001.

He has contributed to policymaking, institutional structuring and reform, market structures and reform, regulatory reform, the introduction of exchange-traded financial and commodity derivative contracts in India, and the disinvestment of the government’s shares in public sector enterprises (PSEs). He served as senior vice president at UTI Securities in 1997 to facilitate the public offerings of PSE shares.

Since 2001 he has been a consultant to four global investment banks and one central bank. His focus is on analytics for monetary policy; corporate finance; fiscal policy, economic growth and yield curves; sovereign and corporate credit spreads; consumer mortgages; creditworthiness of households; and digital payments and digital money.

Between October 2006 and November 2016, he supported and facilitated the learning and development efforts at the India offshore units of global asset management and investment banking firms.

He was a columnist and writer for The Hindu Business Line between 1994 and 2013.


  1. Teaching-research fellow; departments of accounting and finance; University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA; 1983-85
  2. Postgraduate diploma in management; Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), Kolkata; operations and systems management; 1978-80
  3. Bachelor of engineering; College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai; mechanical and industrial engineering; University of Madras; 1973-78

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Dhurkari, R.K., Swain, A.K. (2011). Multi Attribute Gain Loss- A new method for reference dependent multi-attribute ranking and selection. Published in the proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Modeling, Optimization and Computing held during 5-7 Dec 2011 at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. 2011
Dhurkari, R.K., Swain, A.K. (2014). A New Method to Support Informed Managerial Decisions in Salespeople Performance Evaluation. Published in the proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Business Analytics and Intelligence during 18-20 Dec 2014 at Indian Institute of Sciences Bangalore. 2014
Dhurkari, R.K., Swain, A.K. (2013). MCGL: A new method for modelling the choice behavior of the decision maker. Published in the proceedings of Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) 44th annual meeting at Baltimore, USA. 2013
Dhurkari, R.K., Swain, A.K. (2015). An Alternative Preference Elicitation Procedure in Predicting Choice. Published in the proceedings of 4th IIMA International Conference on Advanced Data Analysis, Business Analytics and Intelligence during 11-12 April 2015 at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. 2015
Dhurkari, R.K., Swain, A.K. (2015). An experiment on the effectiveness of AHP for informed decision-making”. International Conference on Business & Economic Development (ICBED)-2015, New York, U.S.A, The Business and Management review, Vol. 6, Number 2, pp.305. 2015
Academy of Management annual meetings – 2016, California, USA 2016
15th Annual Conference on Money and Finance, IGIDR, Mumbai, India. 2013
14th Annual Conference on Money and Finance, IGIDR, Mumbai, India. 2012
India Finance Conference Since inception!
World Finance Conference, Cyprus 2013
Doctoral Colloquium, IIM Ahmedabad 2013
Mid-West Finance Conference, Las Vegas, USA. 2010
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