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Spring 2023: Asian, African, and European Exploration

Ranade has travelled as a faculty member on the Spring 2012, Spring 2014, and Spring 2016 voyages. Ranade has a long career in the field of Development Economics and has been involved in long-term research on international economic growth and development. During his tenure at the World Bank in Washington DC, Ranade visited and worked on several countries in Sub Saharan Africa, Transition Economies of the Former Soviet Union, South Asia, Middle East, Vietnam, and the Philippines. His work involved preparing, appraising, and supervising numerous Bank financed projects, in preparing sector reports, and in organizing training programs in preparing bankable projects for trainers and policy makers. He did a Master of Statistics (1969) from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India; Ph. D. from Cornell University in Agricultural Economics (1976); and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Johns Hopkins University (2005). During his professorship at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad from 1977 to 1983 he was involved in teaching courses in Economics and Finance. Recently, from August 2021 to February 2022, he did a six-month Bootcamp in Data Analytics from George Washington University and has used machine language for making predictions related to economic growth and inflation. He is a member of the 1818 Society of the World Bank.