Shalendra Sharma


Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6452 Kalmanovitz Hall 283


Shalendra D. Sharma is a 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 has published numerous articles in leading peer-reviewed journals and is the author of several books, including Democracy and Development in India, winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 1999, and China and India in the Age of Globalization, winner of 2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book award given by Jesuit Universities. 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. He also consults for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.


PhD, University of Toronto

Sharma, S. (2017). Prosperity with Inequality: A Comparative Political Economy of the United States, China and India. New York: Cambridge University Press.

forthcoming mid-2017

Sharma, S. (2014). “The Global Economic Imbalances: The Dangers of Not Rebalancing.” New Global Studies, 8(2), 1-24.

Sharma, S., Wang, M. and Wong, M.C.S. (2014). “FDI Location and the Relevance of Spatial Linkages: Evidence from Provincial and Industry FDI in China.” Review of International Economics, 22(1), 86-104.

Sharma, S. (2014). “Review of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century: Bringing in China and India.” Harvard Asia Quarterly, 16(2), 45-52.

Sharma, S. (2013). Global Financial Contagion: Building a Resilient World Economy after the Subprime Crisis. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sharma, S. (2013). “The Middle-Income Trap: Some Asian Experiences and Lessons.” Asia Pacific World, 4(2), 19-28.

Sharma, S. (2013). “Credit Default Swaps: Risk Hedge or Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction?" Economic Affairs, 33(3), 303-311.

Sharma, S. (2009). China and India in the Age of Globalization. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Winner of the 2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award – awarded by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in North America and the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society.

Sharma, S. (2007). Achieving Economic Development in the Era of Globalization. New York: Routledge.

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

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

Research Policy Studies Series, No. 43

Sharma, S. (1999). Democracy and Development in India. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Selected as CHOICE outstanding academic title for 2000.

Awards & Distinctions

2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book award given by Jesuit Universities for China and India in the Age of Globalization

USF Distinguished Research Award, 2002–03

Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 1999 for Democracy and Development in India

USF Distinguished Teaching Award, 1996–97