Raghuram Rajan is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School. He was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between 2013 and 2016, Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Bank for International Settlements (2015-16) and Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund (2003-2006).
Dr. Rajan’s research interests are in banking, corporate finance, and economic development. His book Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy was awarded the Financial Times-Goldman Sachs prize for best business book in 2010. His most recent book, The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State hold the Community Behind, was a finalist for the Financial Times-McKinsey prize for best business book in 2019.
Dr. Rajan was the President of the American Finance Association (AFA) and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Group of Thirty. He received the AFA’s inaugural Fischer Black Prize in 2003, Euromoney magazine’s Central Banker of the Year Award in 2014, and The Banker magazine’s Global Central Banker of the Year award in 2016. In that year, Time magazine chose Dr. Rajan as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Rajan is Chairman of CDPQ’s Global Advisory Council, Senior Economic Advisor to BDT Capital, and member of the IMF Managing Director’s External Advisory Group.
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