Southeast Asia Advisory Council

Taimur Baig

Taimur Baig, Ph.D., heads economics as well as macro
strategy for interest rate, credit, currency, and equities at DBS
Group Research. He also advises the bank on risk
management and investment strategy.

Prior to joining DBS, Dr. Baig was a Principal Economist in
the Economic Policy Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore
(MAS). Earlier he spent nine years at Deutsche Bank’s
Singapore office, where his last position was Managing
Director and Chief Economist, Asia. Before Deutsche Bank,
he was based in Washington, DC, at the headquarters of the
International Monetary Fund, for eight years, where his last
position was Senior Economist.

Dr. Baig has published extensively for both specialists and a
general audience, on areas including monetary policy in a
deflationary environment, exchange rate regime
determination, demographics, energy sector, frontier markets,
fiscal policy efficacy, and financial market contagion.
Dr. Baig sits as a council member for the Asian Financial
Think Tank, Economic Society of Singapore, and Women’s
World Banking.

Dr. Baig holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He attended London School of
Economics and Wabash College for his B.A. in Economics.