Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan is a prominent Indian economist and the former governor of RBI. He is highly sought after for his insights on the global economy, and India's economic policies and system.

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Raghuram Rajan's Biography

Raghuram Rajan is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School. He boasts an extensive career in banking and finance. Rajan served as Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund (2003-2006), Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India (2012-13), Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (2013-2016), and Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Bank for International Settlements (2015-16).

As an academic, Raghuram Rajan's research focuses on banking, corporate finance, and economic development, yielding over a hundred papers in esteemed journals. His book "Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy" won the Financial Times prize for best business book, and "The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State hold the Community Behind" was shortlisted as a finalist in 2019. His latest book, "Breaking the Mold: Reimagining India’s Economic Future", co-authored with Rohit Lamba, explores new economic pathways.

Recognised for his contributions, Rajan received the American Finance Association’s Fischer Black Prize (2003), the Deutsche Bank Prize for financial economics (2013), Euromoney magazine’s Central Banker of the Year award (2014), and The Banker magazine's Global Central Banker award (2016). Time magazine also named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016.

Raghuram Rajan, who led the AFA as President in 2011, presently chairs the Per Jacobsson Foundation. He is an advisor to BDT Capital and serves as Managing Director at Andersen. He is a member of various esteemed groups and advisory panels, including the Group of Thirty, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the IMF Managing Director’s External Advisory Group, and the Governing Board of KREA University.


Breaking the Mould

Reimagining India's Economic Future

The Third Pillar

How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind

Fault Lines

How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy

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