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Raghuram Rajan Biography


Raghuram G. Rajan
3 February 1963 (age 50)
Bhopal, India
NationalityIndian, American
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
FieldFinancial economics
Alma mater

IIT Delhi (B.Tech.)
IIM Ahmedabad (MBA)

2003 Fischer Black Prize
2010 Financial Times and Goldman
 Sachs Business Book of the Year Award

           Raghuram Govind Rajan (born 3 February 1963) is an Indian economist who has been appointed the next Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He also serves as Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. Rajan is also a visiting professor for the World Bank, Federal Reserve Board, and Swedish Parliamentary Commission. He formerly served as the president of the American Finance Association and was the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Rajan's previous work with the Indian government includes his helmsmanship of a Planning Commission-appointed committee on financial reforms, and as honorary economic adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He has been appointed as the next (23rd) Governor of the Reserve Bank of India on 6th of Aug, 2013 for a term of three years and will take over from Mr. D Subbarao, whose five year term completes on September 4, 2013.

Raghuram Rajan was born to an Indian diplomat in Bhopal in 1963.He was abroad till his 7th year of school and then did the rest of his schooling in Delhi. In 1985, he graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, and he completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 1987. Rajan was a gold medalist in IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad. He received a PhD in management[2] from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1991 for his thesis titled "Essays on Banking".

 Raghuram Rajan, Chief Economic Advisor, RBI governor, D. Subbarao  Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram G. Rajan  Raghuram Rajan appointed next RBI Governor Mr. Rajan will replace D. Subbarao.