Russia Unplugged? Global Economic Implications of the Ukraine War

Location: McColl 3500

This talk will focus on the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for the global economic order. Themes include the future of globalization, impact on dollar dominance, global value chains, energy dependence, and the weaponization of finance for geopolitical purposes. I will consider the potential implications for the Russian economy and for the rest of the world.


Anusha Chari’s Bio:

Anusha Chari is a Professor of Economics and Finance and Director of the Modern Indian Studies Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s International Finance and Macroeconomics Program, a CEPR research fellow, a senior research fellow at the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, and the Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies at Columbia University. She is Chair of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP). She serves as the current president of the ASSA’s International Economics and Finance Society. ​

She holds a Ph.D. in International Finance from the Anderson School at UCLA and a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Balliol College at Oxford and Economics at the University of Delhi. She received a Radhakrishnan scholarship for study at Oxford and a University of California Office of the President Dissertation Fellowship.

She has served on the faculties of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, the University of Michigan, and The Haas School of Business at Berkeley. She was a research associate at the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance at St. Gallen, Switzerland, and a summer intern at the International Monetary Fund. Professor Chari was a special advisor to the Indian Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and a member of an Advisory Group of Eminent Persons on G20 Issues. Her research is in the fields of open-economy macroeconomics and international finance. Professor Chari is the author of multiple articles published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, American Economic Journal-Macroeconomics, and Journal of International Economics. Professor Chari teaches courses on Multinational Financial Management, International Financial Markets, and Open-Economy Macroeconomics in the MBA, BBSA, and Ph.D. programs at UNC.

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