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Razeen Sally - Keynote Speaker

Book Razeen Sally as a keynote speaker. Razeen Sally is a leading scholar on international trade policy and Asia in the global economy. For more information on economics and finance speaker Razeen Sally, contact VBQ Speakers founding agent Leo von Bülow-Quirk on leo@vbqspeakers.com or 0044 7833 727090.


razeen Sally

Expert on international trade


  • Global economic trends

  • International trade policy

  • Asia in the world economy

  • Global economic governance

  • The WTO and FTAs

  • Competitiveness

  • Urbanisation




Razeen Sally is a leading scholar on international trade policy and Asia in the global economy.

He is Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is also Chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies, the main economic-policy think tank in his native Sri Lanka.

Previously he taught at the London School of Economics, where he received his PhD. He has been a Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), a global-economy think tank in Brussels which he co-founded in 2006. He has held visiting research and teaching positions at Institut D’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, the Australian National University, the University of Hong Kong, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, and Dartmouth College in the USA.

He was also Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness. He is an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute, and on the advisory boards of the Institute of Economic Affairs (UK) and the Centre for Independent Studies (Australia). He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

Razeen has written extensively on the WTO, FTAs, and on different aspects of trade policy in Asia. He has also written on the history of economic ideas, especially the theory of commercial policy. His latest book on Sri Lanka was published in 2017.


Razeen has built a reputation for articulating key global economic trends with great conceptual clarity. Whether it be the US-China trade war, growth in Asia, the Belt And Road Initiative or the outlook for Europe, his is a highly valuable economic perspective for any business.


Razeen Sally discusses Asian capitalism (2018)

Razeen delivers a briefing on competitiveness and urbanisation (2014)