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Dr. Govind Hariharan

Executive Director, ICA Institute

Jairam Ramesh Dr. Govind Hariharan is currently Professor and Former Chair of the Department of Economics, Finance, and Quant. Analysis at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also the Executive Director of the India China America Institute and the Associate Director of the Econometric Center. Dr. Hariharan also spearheads the India Initiative for Coles College that has resulted in significant partnerships in business education. He has previously held positions at SUNY-Buffalo (including Co-Director at Center for Public Policy and Regulation) and West Virginia University.

Dr. Govind Hariharan has consulted for numerous organizations, public and private, such as the World Bank, Council for Quality Growth and M&T Bank. He was cofounder of a technology start up in the retail food sector between 1999 and 2001. He is very active in the business and civic communities in Georgia. He has been a member of carious state and local task forces on health care especially in the areas of health information and transparancy. He has presented testimony on the Future of Manufacturing in Georgia to the Joint Study Committee of the State of Georgia and on Economic Impact of Regulations to Fulton County Board of Commissioners. He was a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) on Forecasting Atlanta 2040. Dr. Hariharan is a member of many advisory boards including WellStart Institute for Better Health, the American Diabetes Association-Atlanta, Georgia Indo American Chamber of Commerce and is a mentor for TiE-Atlanta. He is actively involved in many academic and business organizations in India as well. He has been a frequent speaker at many international events such as the Commonwealth Business Council's Global Business Leaders Forum in 2010 on many topics such as economic development, personal finance, emerging markets, entrepreneurship and health care. He has been interviewed or quoted in many media outlets including the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Buffalo News, National Public Radio, Money Talks, Channel 5 and the Weather Channel.

Dr. Govind Hariharan's research is extensively cited. His papers are key citationis in a wide range of fields including health, personal finance, regulation, economic development, environment, and law. Dr. Hariharan's research is often cited in policy debates, senate testimonies and the media. He was coeditor of a conference volume on The Problem of Development which featured articles by most of the recent Noble Laureates in Economics. One of his papers on the economic costs of regulations was chosen as among "key papers by leading scholars" and reprinted in "Classics of Risk Management" edited by Professors Gayer and Viscusi of Harvard University. His recent research on the stockholding behavior of US individuals won the prestigious Ross award in 2006 and another is among the top 10 most cited papers ever in the Financial Services Review. His current research studies the effect of different health shocks on portolio allocation by the elderly (AMHCR award recipient), and medical technology. He has taught a wide range of courses at universities across the globe including stints in India, China and Singapore and has received numerous awards for his teaching.

He may be contacted at 770.423.6580 or by email: gharihar@kennesaw.edu.

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