Dr. Rafiq Dossani is a senior economist at The RAND Corporation. Earlier, he was senior research scholar at Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, responsible for developing and directing the South Asia Initiative. His research interests include South Asian security, and financial, technology, and energy-sector reform in India. He is currently undertaking projects on regional integration, innovation in outsourcing, engineering education, access to capital and entrepreneurship in information technology in the South Asian subcontinent.
Dr. Dossani earlier worked for the Robert Fleming Investment Banking group, first as CEO of its Indian securities operations and later as head of its San Francisco operations. He has also been the chairman and CEO of a stockbroking firm on the OTCEI exchange in India, the deputy editor of Business India Weekly, and a professor of finance at Pennsylvania State University. He holds a BA in economics from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi, India; an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India; and a PhD in finance from Northwestern University.