Taimur Baig heads economics as well as fixed income and currency research at DBS Bank. Prior to joining DBS, Taimur was a Principal Economist in the Economic Policy Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and spent nearly a decade at Deutsche Bank, where his last position was Managing Director and Chief Economist, Asia. Before Deutsche Bank, Taimur was based in Washington, DC, at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund, for eight years, where his last position was Senior Economist.
Taimur 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. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and attended London School of Economics and Wabash College for his B.A. in Economics.