His research and teaching are focused on global markets and international economic cooperation, prevention and management of financial crises, and the impact of technological change on economic and financial stability.
Prior to joining Stanford, Ramin had a two-decade career spanning investment management and public service. Most recently, he served as the Assistant Secretary for International Finance at the U.S. Treasury Department from 2014 through 2017, where he was responsible for international monetary affairs, global financial markets, coordination with the G-7/G-20, and regional and bilateral economic issues. During his tenure, Ramin played a key role in shaping the U.S. government’s approaches to navigating Ukraine’s financial crisis, sanctions on Russia, threats to Eurozone financial stability, Brexit, and China’s foreign exchange and market volatility.
In addition to advising the Secretary of the Treasury and other senior U.S. officials, he served as an emissary during crises and negotiated agreements with foreign finance ministries, central banks, and international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund. Ramin also worked with Congress to successfully advance initiatives such as loan guarantees to promote U.S. foreign policy priorities in the Middle East and Ukraine.