Prakash Kannan is Head of Total Portfolio Management at GIC. He was formerly an Economist at the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. He also served as the desk economist for Turkey in the European Department of the IMF. His research interests fall in the general field of international macroeconomics. He has published in the European Economic Review, and has written several book chapters including NBER Conference volumes and the IMF's World Economic Outlook. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University a bachelor’s degree in Economics from MIT. Prior to his career at the Fund, he was an economist at the Central Bank of Malaysia.