Dr. R. (Shyam) Khemani is currently Advisor, Competition Policy, in the Financial & Private Sector Development Vice-Presidency of the World Bank Group, Washington D.C. He joined the World Bank in 1992 and has held several other senior positions, including Group Manager of the Business Environment & Foreign Investment, and the Competition & Strategy Divisions. He has advised governments and business in over two dozen industrial and developing countries on various competition, regulation, micro-industrial economics, and international trade issues. He also served as an advisor to the chairman of the Raghavan Committee relating to India's competition law and policy reforms.
During 2000-2002 he resided in Paris, France, where he served as Director, Law & Economics Consulting Group's (LECG) European operations. He has worked with the Canadian Competition Bureau where he was Chief Economist and Director of Economics & International Affairs, and earlier, Adviser on merger policy. He has served on the Faculty of Business Administration and Commerce at the University of British Columbia, and several other Canadian universities. He contributed to the work of two Royal Commissions in Canada dealing with issues of industrial concentration and competition policy, and has appeared as an expert before parliamentary committees and regulatory institutions.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Bureau of National Affair's Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report, co-Director of the International Bar Association's Global Forum on Competition, and serves on various working groups of the American Bar Association, the International Chambers of Commerce, the International Competition Network and CUTS-an NGO based in India.
Dr. Khemani has published monographs, articles in various journals (e.g., Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Antitrust Bulletin, Applied Economics, Policy Options, etc.), and co-edited books on competition policy. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE), U.K., and an M.A. from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.