Russell A. Green
Title: Nonresident Fellow
Office Phone: (202) 623-8429
Russell A. Green, Ph.D., is a Baker Institute nonresident fellow and a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund.
Green previously held the position of Will Clayton Fellow for International Economics at the Baker Institute. His research touched on U.S. dollar policy and exchange rate management more broadly. This work culminated in a book published by the Peterson Institute for International Economics, co-edited with Fred Bergsten, "International Monetary Cooperation: Lessons from the Plaza Accord after Thirty Years." Green's work also examined developmental challenges in India and the benefits of the NAFTA treaty.
Green spent four years in India as the U.S. Treasury Department’s first financial attaché to that country. His engagement in India primarily focused on financial market development, India’s macroeconomy and illicit finance, and also included diverse topics such as cross-border tax evasion and financing global climate change activities. He worked with counterparts in India’s government to develop the U.S.-India Economic and Financial Partnership, launched in 2009 by Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
Green has also served as the deputy director of the U.S. Treasury’s Office of International Monetary Policy, where he led efforts to strengthen International Monetary Fund exchange rate policies and international reserve management. He started his tenure at Treasury in the Office of Quantitative Policy Analysis, focusing on emerging market vulnerabilities and debt sustainability analysis. His economic research has addressed bank regulation, financial liberalization, international reserve accumulation, bilateral investment treaties and the economics of international reproductive health. Green speaks Spanish and Japanese and holds a B.A. from Pomona College and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
my research and publications
- 03/19/2014 - The Eurocrisis Minefield: Mapping the Way Out
- 03/07/2014 - U.S. monetary policy and the debate about the other Indian IT
- 02/27/2014 - Election season in India
- 12/01/2013 - European debt woes unresolved
- 07/23/2013 - Strong New Popular Pressure for Better Governance
- 07/22/2013 - Move G20 Policy Coordination to the Front Burner
- 05/12/2013 - Building a Corporate Bond Market
- 03/27/2013 - Basel and the relationship with development banks
- 03/08/2013 - U.S. Economic Diplomacy: Adapting to Shift in Global Economic Powers
- 12/13/2012 - Counterweights or Double Trouble? How the Rise of India and China Will Affect U.S. Foreign Policy
- 08/12/2012 - The big problem of agricultural loans
- 08/02/2012 - India outage illustrates infrastructure woes
- 05/23/2012 - The paradox of forex reserves
- 03/14/2012 - Baker Institute Policy Report 52 -- Limits of the Jugaad Growth Model: No Workaround to Good Governance for India
- 03/11/2014 - India’s Ministry of Finance and the benefits of losing
- 03/20/2014 - Four reasons the Bank Resolution Fund is a big step forward for European financial stability
- 05/28/2014 - Why the world is watching India’s new PM
- 05/19/2014 - India's election and the economy
- 06/18/2014 - Is socialism dead in India?
- 07/20/2015 - Reviving India's Manufacturing Sector
- 07/23/2014 - For the BRICS bank, a tough road ahead
- 07/25/2014 - The BRICS Bank Raises Tough Questions
- 09/29/2014 - Modi's U.S. Visit: Behind the Hype
- 12/16/2014 - Can “Make in India” Make Jobs?
- 02/24/2015 - Should Greece Leave the Eurozone?
- 02/27/2015 - Advice to India: Go big on budget
- 04/21/2015 - China's Economy & Global Agenda
- 04/27/2015 - Currency Manipulation & Trade Pacts
- 05/07/2015 - Currency manipulation should not factor in trade bill votes
- 07/02/2012 - Can India Even Acquire Enough Coal?
- 07/08/2015 - Designing the New BRICS Bank
- 08/28/2015 - Study: Structural reforms in India
- 08/28/2015 - India needs a big jobs miracle
- 09/16/2015 - Why Was the Plaza Accord Unique?
- 09/23/2015 - Revisiting the Plaza Accord
- 02/23/2016 - A return to the gold standard?
- 04/27/2016 - Lessons from the Plaza Accord after Thirty Years
- 06/30/2016 - Brexit is wake-up call to rethink the free trade agenda
- 08/10/2016 - Finding Support for TPP
- 08/26/2016 - What happened to 'Japan as #1' ?
- 11/18/2016 - Will India's rupee exchange work?
- 01/13/2017 - Bargaining with China: Exchange Rate Policy
- 02/09/2017 - Can Trump Really Weaken the Dollar?
- 02/28/2017 - How bond gains can recapitalize India's banks
- 06/15/2017 - NAFTA Matters Less than You Think
- 06/25/2017 - Was NAFTA Good for the U.S.?