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Name Prof. Dr. Jayaraman, .T.K.
Qualification Bachelor of Arts (University of Madras, India)
Diploma in Economic Administration (Delhi School of Economics, India)
Master of Arts (University of Hawaii, Hawaii)
Doctor of Philosophy (University of Hawaii, Hawaii)
Organization School of Economics, Banking and Finance, Fiji National University
UTAR Contact Person Prof. Chong Chee Keong,

  • He is an Associate Professor at the School of Economics, University of South Pacific, Fiji Islands from 1998 to the present.
  • He is the Reserve Bank of Fiji Chair of Monetary Economics from 1998 to the present.
  • He was a Post Doctoral Research Scholar of University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand in 1997-1998.
  • He was a Senior Economist at the Asian Development Bank during 1982-1997.
Teaching & Administration
  • In the University of South Pacific, he has been teaching Monetary Economics.and Pacific Island Economies.
  • In the University of South Pacific, he hold such administrative positions as Member of Board of Studies and Member on the Board of Editors for Journal of Pacific Studies.
  • He was a Visiting Lecturer of University of Hawaii, Hawaii in 1996 - 1998, 2002 and 2003.
  • He was a Visiting Lecturer of the University of Canterbury, NZ in 1997-1998.
  • His research interests are mainly in economic integration in the Pacific, single currency for the Pacific Island Countries, and monetary policies in the Pacific Island Countries.
Publications & Presentations
  • He authored and co-authored 5 book chapters.
  • He has published more than 10 international refereed journal papers.
  • He has given 15 presentations at conference proceedings and seminars
Awards & Honours
  • He received the USP Vice-Chancellor's 2008 Prize for Best Staff Research Publication.
  • He received the Best Conference Paper Award at the University of Arab Emirates, Al Ain in 2005.
  • He received the Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 1997 - 1998.
  • He received the Fulbright-Mundt Travel Grant, 1972-1975.
  • He received the Doctoral Intern from the Technology & Development Institute, East-West Center in 1975.
  • He received the East-West Center Grant, University of Hawaii in 1968-1969.
  • He received the Gold Medal Award for Economics from the University of Madras in 1957.