Vikram Nehru is currently Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. His academic interests focus on development economics, growth, poverty reduction, debt sustainability, governance, and the performance and prospects of East Asia. He teaches graduate-level courses on the economic, political, and strategic issues confronting Asia, particularly Southeast Asia.
From 2011 to 2016, Nehru was the Chair in Southeast Asian Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he wrote extensively on contemporary economic, political, social, and foreign policy developments in the ten countries of Southeast Asia. Prior to that, Nehru served in the World Bank, including in a number of senior management positions. His last position there was chief economist and director for poverty reduction, economic management, and private and financial sector development for East Asia and the Pacific. In this capacity, he advised governments on economic and governance issues, including macroeconomic management, public sector and public financial management, financial and private sector development, and poverty reduction.
Nehru’s articles have appeared in numerous journals, he has contributed to several books, and has written many op-eds and opinion pieces for leading newspapers, journals, and think-tanks.
Vikram Nehru is currently Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.