Managing Director and Chief Economist
Taimur Baig, Ph.D., 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). He had previously spent nearly a decade at Deutsche Bank’s Singapore office, where his last position was Managing Director and Chief Economist, Asia. There he managed a team of economists based in Singapore, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Bangalore to analyze and forecast Asia’s 10 largest economies. He also advised the bank’s management and top clients on regional risks and opportunities.
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. Rotating across the Asia-Pacific, Fiscal Affairs, and European Departments, Taimur’s coverage included macro forecasting, fiscal and monetary policy, and exchange rates. He 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.
Taimur 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.