After careers in academia, policy and finance, Yougesh is now mainly focused on economic development issues - through macroeconomic and financial sector advisory work - and on long-term asset management.
He is currently managing director of Alphanomiks (a Singapore-based consultancy), a guest lecturer at Cambridge’s Judge Business School, senior economic advisor to the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Economic Governance, and a consultant with the Asian Development Bank.
Yougesh left academia in 1998 and spent the next 11 years with the IMF (based in Washington D.C., Jakarta and Tokyo). He moved to the private sector in 2010 and headed GIC’s Economics team in Singapore until he returned to London in 2014.
Yougesh did his PhD in Reading after an undergraduate degree at LSE.
Areas of expertise
- Global macroeconomics and finance
- Economic development and public policy
- Long-term asset management
|2011-14||Head of economics, (co-head of economics and capital markets), GIC (formerly known as Government of Singapore Investment Corporation)|
|2010-11||Head of ASEAN economics, Nomura Securities Ltd, Singapore|
|1998-2009||Senior economist/resident representative, IMF (Washington DC, Jakarta, Tokyo)|
|1995-98||Centre for Research into Economics and Finance in Southern Africa, London School of Economics, UK|
|1993-94; 1995-98||Lecturer and research associate, Department of Management, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK|
|1994-95||Post-doctoral research, Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge, UK|
- Economic Performance and Macroeconomic Management with E. Ginting and A. Premchandra, Chapter 2 of The Sri Lankan Economy: Charting A New Course, eds. Premchandra, Ginting, Hill and Kumar, ADB Oct 2017.
- Priorities for Structural Reform Chapter 13, Japan’s Economic Revival: Policy Challenges in a Globalized World, by D. Citrin and A. Zanello, Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009.
- Trade Sensitivity to Exchange Rates in the Context of Intra-Industry Trade with Y. Oguro, K. Fukao, IMF Working Paper No. 08/134, 2008.