Raghuram G. Rajan

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Raghuram G. Rajan
Occupation University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business
Employer Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance
Location Chicago, IL, USA

Raghuram G. Rajan is the Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He is also an economic advisor to the Prime Minister of India. [1] Rajan is a senior advisor to BDT Capital, Booz and Co, and is on the international advisory board of Bank Itau-Unibanco. He is a director of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and on the Comptroller General of the United State’s Advisory Council. He is president (elect) of the American Finance Association and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Rajan was the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2003 to 2007. He has also chaired the Indian government’s Committee on Financial Sector Reforms. In January 2003, the American Finance Association awarded Dr. Rajan the inaugural Fischer Black Prize.

He has authored many papers published in well-known economics and finance journals, and he has served on the editorial board of the American Economic Review and the Journal of Finance. He recently published Fault Lines: How Hidden Cracks Still Threaten the World Economy and is also a co-author of the book Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists.

He was named to the FDIC Advisory Committee on June 3, 2011.[2]


Rajan is an electrical engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi; earned his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and received his Ph.D. from MIT.[3]


  1. Raghuram G. Rajan. Chicago Booth.
  2. Press Release. The Investment Authority.
  3. Raghuram G. Rajan. International Monetary Fund.