Former Collaborating Researcher
M. Ramesh collaborated with UNRISD for the project Social Policy in Late Industrializers: Transforming the Developmental Welfare State in East Asia (2002-2004). Within the UNRISD project, M. Ramesh explored the institutional dynamics of welfare developmentalism by examining and comparing the Central Provident Fund in Singapore and Employee Provident Fund in Malaysia with the background of the social security systems in the two countries. At the time of his collaboration, Ramesh was a Senior Fellow in the Public Policy Program at the National University of Singapore. He was also Associate Professor (on leave) in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney.
Ramesh is the author (with Mukul Asher) of Welfare Capitalism in Southeast Asia: Social Security, Health, and Education (Macmillan, 2000) and co-author (with Michael Howlett) of two books, Studying Public Policy (1995 and 2003) and The Political Economy of Canada (1995 and 1999) both published by the Oxford University Press. He has also published numerous articles in senior refereed journals edited books.