Raghuram Govinda Rajan

The youngest ever to become the Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)


Raghuram Govinda Rajan, an Economist was the 23rd Governor of the ‘Reserve Bank of India’. He is also a Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

His book ‘Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy' won the ‘Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year’ Award for 2010.

His other books include 'Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists Do What I Do, 'What the Economy Needs Now’, ‘The Third Pillar: How the State and Markets are Leaving Communities Behind’, among others.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

He has been recognized for his work with ‘Fischer Black Prize’ awarded by the American Finance Association, the ‘Infosys Prize for Social Sciences – Economics’, and the ‘Fifth Deutsche Bank Prize’ in ‘Financial Economics’, among other awards.

In 2008, Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh appointed Rajan as an honorary Economic Adviser, and in 2012 he was appointed as Chief Economic Adviser to India’s Ministry of Finance. Rajan is the first recipient of the American Finance Association’s ‘Fischer Black’ Prize, which is awarded every two years to the financial economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the theory and practice of finance.

Why Raghuram Govinda Rajan ?

Raghuram Rajan is India’s most famous central banker, thanks to his lethal combination of superior performance and charisma. His most notable accomplishment thus far has been his ability to reduce double-digit inflation in India in 2013 to less than 6% by 2016. His talks are a treasure of immense knowledge and valuable experience.

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