Dr Raghuram Rajan

Dr Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan is a Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. Prior to that he was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 2013 to 2016. Dr Rajan was the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund from 2003 to 2006.

Dr Rajan’s research interests are in banking, corporate finance, and economic development. His books include Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists with Luigi Zingales and Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy, for which he received the Financial Times best business book award in 2010.

Dr Rajan was the President of the American Finance Association in 2011 and is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Group of Thirty. In 2003, he received the American Finance Association’s inaugural Fischer Black Prize for the best finance researcher under 40. He has also received the Infosys prize for the Economic Sciences in 2012, the Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics in 2013, Euromoney magazine’s Central Banker of the Year 2014, Central Banking magazine’s Central Banker of the Year 2015, and The Banker magazine’s Global Central Banker of the Year 2016.