Rafiq Dossani is a senior economist at the RAND Corporation. He works on education, regional development, security, finance, and technology issues.
Projects in education include the relationship between financing, governance, and ownership in higher education; addressing the digital divide in early childhood education; college search; and blended delivery models in higher education. Projects in regional development include the political economy of trade in South Asia and Pakistan's urbanization.
Previously, Rafiq was director of Stanford University's Center for South Asia and a senior research scholar at Stanford's Institute for International Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Northwestern University, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a BA in Economics from St. Stephen's College.
His publications include Modes of Engagement: Muslim Minorities in Asia (editor; Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University), Higher Education in the BRICs (co-author; Stanford University Press), Knowledge Perspectives of New Product Development (co-editor; Springer), Does South Asia Exist? Prospects for Regional Integration in South Asia (co-editor; Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University), India Arriving (AMACOM Books), Prospects for Peace in South Asia (co-editor; Stanford University Press), and Telecommunications Reform in India (editor; Quorum Books).