Analytics Manager: Taimur Baig

Chief Economist

Taimur Baig

Taimur Baig, Ph.D., heads global economics as well as macro strategy for interest rate, credit, and currency. He also advises the bank on risk management and investment strategy. 

Prior to joining DBS, Dr. Baig was a Principal Economist at the Economic Policy Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore. 

Earlier, he spent nine years at Deutsche Bank’s Singapore office, where his last position was Managing Director and Chief Economist, Asia. 

During 1999-2007, he was based in Washington, DC, at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund, where his last position was Senior Economist. 

Dr. Baig has published extensively for both specialists and a general audience, on areas including monetary policy, digital currency, financial technology, climate change, demographics, frontier markets, fiscal policy efficacy, and financial market contagion. He is the host of “Kopi Time,” a widely followed podcast series on markets and economies. 

Dr. Baig sits as a council member for the Economic Society of Singapore and Women’s World Banking. He is a Director Fellow at the Asian Financial Think Tank.

Dr. Baig holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He attended London School of Economics and Wabash College for his B.A. in Economics