Asia Pacific Studies — Asian Studies — Politics
Shalendra  Sharma

Shalendra Sharma


Shalendra D. Sharma, (Ph.D University of Toronto) is Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of San Francisco. He also teaches in the MA program in the Department of Economics and the Center for the Pacific Rim. Sharma is the author of: Global Financial Contagion: Building a Resilient World Economy after the Subprime Crisis (Cambridge University Press, 2013); China and India in the Age of Globalization (Cambridge University Press, 2009 – which won the 2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book award given by Jesuit Universities); 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; and editor of Asia in the New Millennium: Geopolitics, Security and Foreign Policy (Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, 2000). He is currently working on a new book for Cambridge University Press, titled, Growth with Inequality: A Comparative Political Economy of the United States, China and India.

Sharma has published numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed journals. The most recent include:  “The Global Economic Imbalances: The Dangers of Not Rebalancing,” New Global Studies, vol. 8, Issue 2, July, pp. 1-24; with Miao Wang and M.C. Sunny Wong, “FDI Location and the Relevance of Spatial Linkages: Evidence from Provincial and Industry FDI in China,” Review of International Economics, vol. 22, Issue 1, February, pp. 86-104. “Credit Default Swaps: Risk Hedge or Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction? Economic Affairs, vol. 33, Issue 3, October, pp. 303-311, “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, and “The Middle-Income Trap: Some Asian Experiences and Lessons,” Asia Pacific World, vol. 4, no. 2, Autumn, pp. 19-28.


Sharma was the recipient of USF's University-wide Distinguished Teaching Award for 1996/1997 and the University-wide Distinguished Research Award for 2002/2003. He also consults for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.