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Lee Shau Kee Foundation Chair Professor of Political Science and
Associate Vice-President (Academic Quality Assurance and Internationalisation)

Professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco

Distinguished Guest Professor: Fudan University, the PRC (2017-2020)

BA, MA (Simon Fraser University); PhD (Toronto, Canada)

  Office: Rm. AD208/8, Wong Administration Building
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
  TEL: (852) 2616 7224
  FAX: (852) 2465 1429

Shalendra D. Sharma is the author of several books, including:

Prosperity with Inequality: A Comparative Political Economy of the United States, China and India. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018)

Global Financial Contagion: The Great Recession and the World Economy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014)

China and India in the Age of Globalization (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009)
winner of the 2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award
(Chinese Edition will be published by China Social Sciences Press in early 2018)

Achieving Economic Development in the Era of Globalization (Routledge, 2007)

The Asian Financial Crisis: Meltdown, Reform and Recovery (Manchester University Press, 2003)

Democracy and Development in India (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999), -- which won the Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 1999

Editor of Asia in the New Millennium: Geopolitics, Security and Foreign Policy (Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, 2000).

He is also the author of numerous articles. Recently published (post-2010) articles include:

2019.  "Modinomics: The Promise and the Reality," Asian Survey, vol. 59, no. 3, May/June, pp. 1-23.

2018. "Health Care for India's 500 Million: The Promise of the National Health Protection Scheme," Harvard Public Health Review. Vol. 18, Fall, pp. 1-14.

2017.  Gable, Cameron and Shalendra D. Sharma. 2017. "A Political Economy of Hedge Funds," Economia Internazionale/International Economics, vol. 70, Issue 4, November, pp. 479-508. 

2016. Sharma, Shalendra and Elliot Neaman. "Exploding Debt Syndrome: The Politics of the Greek Debt Crisis," World Economics, vol. 17, no. 3, July-September, pp. 91-109.

2016. "Which Way India? The Bhagwati-Sen Debate and its Lessons: A Review Essay," India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs, vol. 72, no. 2, April-June, pp. 192-99.

2014. "India Rising" meets Globalization: Negotiating the Opportunities and Challenges," India Quarterly, vol. 70, no. 4, October-December, pp. 283-297.

2014. "Shadow Banking: Chinese Style," Economic Affairs, vol. 34, Issue 3, October, pp. 340-52.

2014. "Review of Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century": Bringing in China and India," Harvard Asia Quarterly, vol. xvi, no. 2, Summer, pp. 45-52.

2014. "The Global Economic Imbalances: The Dangers of Not Rebalancing," New Global Studies, vol. 8, Issue 2, July, pp. 1-24.

2014. "Rising Income Inequality amid Declining Poverty: The Experience of China and India," Journal of International Development and Poverty Alleviation, vol. 5, no. 1, June, pp. 45-73.

2013. "Credit Default Swaps: Risk Hedge or Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction?" Economic Affairs, vol. 33, Issue 3, October.

2013. "The Middle-Income Trap: Some Asian Experiences and Lessons," Asia Pacific World, vol. 4, no. 2, Autumn.

2013. with Elliot Y. Neaman, "Light at the End of the Tunnel: The Eurozone's Sovereign Debt Problem," World Economics, vol. 14, no. 2, April-June, pp. 103-125.

2013. with Sunny Wong, Miao Grace Wang, "FDI Location and the Relevance of Spatial Linkages: Evidence from Provincial and Industry FDI in China," Review of International Economics (forthcoming).

2012. "The Chinese Economy in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis: Challenges to Macroeconomic Rebalancing," International Journal of China Studies, vol. 3, no. 2, August, pp. 115-149.

2012. and Sally Tam, "The Eurozone's Next Domino: Why Portugal is not Greece" World Economics, vol. 13, no. 2, April-June, pp. 125-153.

2011. "U.S. Debt, Deficit and the falling Greenback: Does it mean an End of the Dollar's Reign and Currency Wars?" SERI Quarterly: Journal of Samsung Economic Research Institute, vol. 4, no. 3, July, pp. 66-78.

2011. "Why Ireland's Luck Ran Out and What it Means for the Euro-Zone" The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 46, no. 1, March, pp. 115-126.

2011. "India in 2010: Robust Economics amid Political Stasis," Asian Survey, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 111-124.

2011. "Not an Exceptional Country: Russia and the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09." Mediterranean Quarterly, vol. 22, no. 2, Spring, pp. 31-44.

2011. Hartmut Fischer, Elliot Neaman and Shalendra D. Sharma,"Why the Greek Meltdown Became a Euro-Zone Crisis?," The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, vol. xii, no. 2, Summer/Fall, pp. 43-56.

2010. "Japan, China, South Korea and India: Why No Immunity from the Subprime Credit Crisis?" Asian? Affairs: An American Review, vol. 37, no. 4, October-December, pp. 211-231.

2010. "China as the World's Creditor and the United States as the World's Debtor: Implications for Sino-American Relations," China Perspectives, no. 4, pp. 100-116.

2010. "U.S.-India Nuclear Deal: The Saga of the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill," Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, vol. 5, no. 4, October-December, pp. 471-480.

2010. "The Uncertain fate of Chindia" Current History, vol. 109, Issue 728, September, pp. 252-57.

2010. "Economic Governance in a Post-Crisis World: Balancing Regulation and Risk," Yale Journal of International Affairs, vol. 5, Issue 1, Winter, pp. 100-112.

2010. "The Arab World amidst the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09," Contemporary Arab Affairs, vol. 3, no 1, January, pp. 38-52.

2010. "India in 2009: Global Financial Crisis and Congress Revival" Asian Survey, vol. 50, no. 1, January/February, pp. 139-156.

Prof. Sharma was the recipient of USF's University-wide Distinguished Teaching Award for 1996-97 and the University-wide Distinguished Research Award for 2002-03. During 2006-07, he was a Visiting Professor at Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands. He has also consulted for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Teaching Subjects | Top

CLE9015 Rethinking Global Issues

POL3203 International Politics