Professor, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Raghuram Rajan is the Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is currently an economic advisor to the Prime Minister of India. In 2008 he chaired the Indian government’s Committee on Financial Sector Reforms. From 2003-2007, he was the Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund.
Dr Rajan is the President of the American Finance Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a director of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and is on the Comptroller General of the United State’s Advisory Council, and also advises a number of private and public institutions. In 2003, the American Finance Association awarded Dr Rajan the inaugural Fischer Black Prize.
Dr Rajan’s research interests are in banking, corporate finance, and economic development, especially the role finance plays in it. He has been published in all the top economics and finance journals. He is the author of Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy, winner of the 2010 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award, and the co-author of Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists.