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Anusha Chari Profile

Anusha Chari is a research associate in the NBER’s International Finance and Macroeconomics Program. She is a professor of economics and finance and director of the Modern Indian Studies Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests lie in international finance, with a specific focus on emerging market economies.

Chari received her PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2000, and holds a BA in philosophy, politics, and economics from Balliol College at Oxford, where she was the recipient of a Radhakrishnan Scholarship, and in economics from Delhi University. She has held faculty positions at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, the University of Michigan, and the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Chari has served as a special adviser to the Indian Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and as a member of the Indian finance minister’s advisory group of eminent persons on G20 issues. She is the incoming associate chair and director of mentoring for the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.

A native of India, she trained in Indian classical dance and is fluent in English, Hindi, and Tamil. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, Nathan, and daughter, Dharma.


1. Taper Tantrums: QE, Its Aftermath and Emerging Market Capital Flows,” Chari A, Dilts- Stedman K, Lundblad C. NBER Working Paper 23474, June 2017, and forthcoming in The Review of Financial Studies, April 2020.   Go to ⤴︎
2. Lessons Unlearned? Corporate Debt in Emerging Markets,” Alfaro L, Asis G, Chari A, Panizza U. NBER Working Paper 23407, May 2017.   Go to ⤴︎
3. Corporate Debt, Firm Size and Financial Fragility in Emerging Markets,” Alfaro L, Chari A, Asis G, and Panizza, U. NBER Working Paper 25459, January 2019, and Journal of International Economics 118, May 2019, pp. 1–19.   Go to ⤴︎
4. “Emerging Markets at Risk,” Asis G, Chari A, Haas A. AEA Papers and Proceedings 110, May 2020.   Go to ⤴︎
5. In Search of Distress Risk in Emerging Markets,” Asis G, Chari A, Haas A. NBER Working Paper 27213, May 2020.     Go to ⤴︎
6. Capital Flows in Risky Times: Risk-On, Risk-Off and Emerging Market Tail Risk,” Chari A, Dilts- Stedman K, Lundblad C. NBER Working Paper 27927, and Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City RWP 20-08. 2020.   Go to ⤴︎

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