Profile: Avinash Persaud: Currency Economist, Scholar, Financial Wizard!
– By Dr Dhanpaul Narine
Avinash Persaud’s biography reads like that of a Nobel Prize winner. He was voted by the prestigious ‘Prospect Magazine’ as one of the top three intellectuals in the world to give advice on the ﬁnancial crisis.
Avinash has had a distinguished career in the world of economics and ﬁnance and it spreads across ﬁnance, academia and public policy. He is currently a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington and an Emeritus Professor of Gresham College and a non-executive chairman of Elara Capital PLC. Avinash is also a former Governor of the London School of Economics and the 2010 President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science 9 (Section F). Continue reading