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Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

Jay Rosengard, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, has fifty years of international experience designing, implementing, and evaluating development policies in public finance and fiscal strategy, tax and budget reform, municipal finance and management, intergovernmental fiscal relations, banking and financial institutions development, financial inclusion, micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) finance, mobile banking, and public administration. Rosengard is Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government's Financial Sector Program, which focuses on the development of bank and nonbank financial institutions and alternative financing instruments. He also serves as Senior Technical Expert for the Better Than Cash Alliance.  In addition, Rosengard is a Faculty Affiliate of both the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Center for International Development. At the Ash Center, he is Academic Director of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia and Faculty Chair of the HKS Indonesia Program. He is also Director of the Harvard University Thai Studies Program.  At the Center for International Development, he teaches degree program courses in public finance.  He is also a member of the Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy Research Centre Advisory Board.  Rosengard has served as Faculty Chair of five executive programs: ComTax (Comparative Tax Policy and Administration), which addresses key strategic and tactical issues in tax design and implementation; FIPED (Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development), which focuses on sustainable and effective MSME finance; MigFin (Migrant Financial Services), devoted to improving the quality of, and access to, financial services for migrants; VELP (Vietnam Executive Leadership Program), a policy dialogue with very senior Vietnamese leaders; and Transformasi (Leadership Transformation in Indonesia), designed to assist Indonesia in its decentralization initiatives.  Together with Noble laureate Joseph Stiglitz, he is co-author of Economics of the Public Sector, 4th ed.


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Outside Professional Activities For Jay Rosengard

Organization Relationship
Bank Rakyat Indonesia Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Canon Institute for Global Studies Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Fulbright University Vietnam Research or teaching appointment
Hitotsubashi University Research or teaching appointment
Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon Research or teaching appointment
United Nations Development Program Research or teaching appointment
Bank Rakyat Indonesia Research or teaching appointment
Hitotsubashi University Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
National University of Singapore Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
State University of Semarang Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation



Social Policy
Public Finance
Development & Economic Growth

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