Ganesh K Seshan


Assistant Professor at SFS-Qatar


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Ganesh Seshan is an Assistant Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar, specializing in Economics. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia. Prior to joining to Georgetown University, Dr. Seshan worked at the World Bank in the Middle East North Africa division.

The research interest of Dr.Seshan is on the economics of developing countries and in particular on international migration where the focus is on examining social programs to enhance the developmental impact of migration and remittances. This includes the use of financial education, skills training and information campaigns. A complementary work is to better understand forces that influence the decision to migrate, its impact on household members in the origin country and financial decision-making in transnational households in the presence of information asymmetries. His work has been pursued primarily through the collection of original micro-level data in both host and origin countries. Dr. Seshan’s research has been published among others in the Journal of Development Economics, World Bank Economic Review, Journal of Development Studies, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy and Journal of Arabian Studies.


  • PhD (2006) University of Virginia, Economics


  • Indonesian (speak, read, write)
  • Malay (speak, read, write)