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Raghuram Rajan is an Indian economist, who served as the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from September 2013 to September 2016. Currently, he is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Between 2003 and 2006, Rajan was the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund More

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  • India needs 'aatmavishwas' to draw from its past success, says ex-RBI chief Raghuram Rajan Dec 10, 2021 08:50 PM IST

    India needs 'aatmavishwas' to draw from its past success, says ex-RBI chief Raghuram Rajan

    "India must recognise that its competitive advantage lies in value-added services," Raghuram Rajan said, adding that efforts must be directed at making the country "the front-office of the world".

  • Most existing cryptocurrencies won't survive, says Raghuram Rajan Nov 24, 2021 10:10 AM IST

    Most existing cryptocurrencies won't survive, says Raghuram Rajan

    'If things have value only because they will be pricier down the line, that’s a bubble… A lot of cryptos have value only because there is a greater fool out there willing to buy.'

  • Indians' belief in country's economic future has diminished, says Raghuram Rajan Oct 29, 2021 10:45 PM IST

    Indians' belief in country's economic future has diminished, says Raghuram Rajan

    'In recent years we have gotten a little less confident. Our belief in economic future has diminished...the pandemic toll has further diminished our self-belief or 'atma vishwas' even further while pushing many in the middle-class into poverty,' Rajan said.

  • How Raghuram Rajan, Urjit Patel differ on greening of central bank policies Sep 14, 2021 08:39 AM IST

    How Raghuram Rajan, Urjit Patel differ on greening of central bank policies

    The central banks cannot make direct green policies such as carbon taxation, lower plastic usage, which fall under the purview of the governments. These banks can at best make indirect policies to nudge greener investments 

  • Better governance and rules can do as much as privatisation, says Raghuram Rajan Sep 12, 2021 06:46 PM IST

    Better governance and rules can do as much as privatisation, says Raghuram Rajan

    The ex-RBI chief suggested that a cautionary approach should be taken while opening the core public undertakings to the private sector. Adequate regulations are required to safeguard the interests of the general public, he stressed.

  • Central banks should not mandate 'green' investments: Raghuram Rajan Aug 26, 2021 03:00 PM IST

    Central banks should not mandate 'green' investments: Raghuram Rajan

    Mr Raghuram Rajan, who earlier served as chief economist for the International Monetary Fund, said central banks should instead turn their focus to the financial stability of these green investments and other threats such as crypto currencies and cyber security.

  • India needs foreign exchange reserves buffer to tackle exchange rate volatility: Raghuram Rajan Jul 14, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    India needs foreign exchange reserves buffer to tackle exchange rate volatility: Raghuram Rajan

    Raghuram Rajan said that during the taper tantrum in 2013, India asked for swap lines and the only country who helped us was Japan.

  • Raghuram Rajan, Arvind Subramanian, Esther Dufflo and Jean Dreze appointed to Tamil Nadu Govt advisory panel Jun 21, 2021 12:39 PM IST

    Raghuram Rajan, Arvind Subramanian, Esther Dufflo and Jean Dreze appointed to Tamil Nadu Govt advisory panel

    Governor Banwarilal Purohit said the council would consist of Nobel laureate Esther Duflo of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan.

  • Ashoka University resignations: Chancellor says founders never interfered with academic freedom Mar 21, 2021 10:50 PM IST

    Ashoka University resignations: Chancellor says founders never interfered with academic freedom

    Ashoka University on Sunday acknowledged "lapses in institutional processes" and expressed "deep regret" at the recent events surrounding the resignations of political commentator Mehta and noted economist Subramanian from its faculty.

  • Ashoka University resignations: All the developments so far Mar 21, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    Ashoka University resignations: All the developments so far

    Faculty wrote to the vice chancellor and board members to state their “deep anguish” over Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s resignation, and noted that his exit sets a "chilling precedent for future removals of faculty.”

  • Ashoka University founders have bartered away its 'soul': Raghuram Rajan on resignation row Mar 20, 2021 02:26 PM IST

    Ashoka University founders have bartered away its 'soul': Raghuram Rajan on resignation row

    Earlier this week, the Sonipat-based Ashoka University -- a leading varsity that offers courses in liberal arts and sciences -- found itself at the centre of a controversy after political commentator Mehta and economist Subramanian resigned.

  • Drastic changes in monetary policy framework can upset bond market: Raghuram Rajan Mar 14, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    Drastic changes in monetary policy framework can upset bond market: Raghuram Rajan

    Raghuram Rajan, also a noted economist, opined that the government''s ambitious target to make India a USD 5-trillion economy by 2024-25 was "more aspirational, rather than a carefully computed one even before the pandemic".

  • Economic Survey 2021 spares no punches on Raghuram Rajan’s policies as RBI governor for India’s bad loan woes Jan 29, 2021 08:37 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2021 spares no punches on Raghuram Rajan’s policies as RBI governor for India’s bad loan woes

    Accounting sleight of hand and liberal evergreening allowed during that period only worsened the problems of non-performing assets (NPAs), the Economic Survey 2020-21 points out.

  • Raghuram Rajan has no good words for what India has done in past 5 years, says ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Jan 23, 2021 11:01 PM IST

    Raghuram Rajan has no good words for what India has done in past 5 years, says ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

    Ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala cited the example of the ongoing farmers’ stir to explain how difficult it is to introduce reforms in India and claimed that Raghuram Rajan had earlier advocated for the same farm laws that he is now criticising.

  • The Trump years: Tax cuts and trade wars overshadowed in the end by a virus Jan 19, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    The Trump years: Tax cuts and trade wars overshadowed in the end by a virus

    Trump may have hated the Fed, but in the end the Republican president and the U.S. central bank reached a truce that kept a decade of growth chugging along, and pushed the unemployment rate to a 50-year low.

  • Prioritise spending, boost infrastructure, sell PSUs: Raghuram Rajan on Budget Jan 14, 2021 08:38 PM IST

    Prioritise spending, boost infrastructure, sell PSUs: Raghuram Rajan on Budget

    Rajan said the resources needed for boosting spending can be found from selling public sector units (PSUs).

  • Four ex-RBI governors including Raghuram Rajan, YV Reddy warn of NPAs delaying recovery Nov 02, 2020 08:12 PM IST

    Four ex-RBI governors including Raghuram Rajan, YV Reddy warn of NPAs delaying recovery

    All of them also agree that consolidation is no panacea for the banking sector's ills, and that governance is the elephant in the room and the government must pare down its stake in state-run banks.

  • 'Bad bank' idea finds more takers amid pandemic blues Oct 08, 2020 12:44 PM IST

    'Bad bank' idea finds more takers amid pandemic blues

    Time may be ripe to create a ‘bad bank’ as the net book value of NPAs have fallen sharply and another round of bad loan shock is round the corner in the backdrop of Covid-19, say experts

  • Raghuram Rajan on Indian economy: Stimulus is the tonic needed for the patient on sickbed Sep 08, 2020 10:51 AM IST

    Raghuram Rajan on Indian economy: Stimulus is the tonic needed for the patient on sickbed

    The recent Q1FY21 GDP numbers “should alarm us all”, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said

  • 'Numbers should alarm us': Raghuram Rajan raises concern on India's GDP data Sep 07, 2020 11:56 AM IST

    'Numbers should alarm us': Raghuram Rajan raises concern on India's GDP data

    Rajan pointed out that the 23.9 percent contraction in India’s GDP numbers “will probably be worse” when informal sector estimates are accounted for

  • Rapid fire with Raghuram Rajan: On Books, habits and more Aug 05, 2020 05:19 PM IST

    Rapid fire with Raghuram Rajan: On Books, habits and more

    Raghuram Rajan admitted that his music tastes were eclectic. He often listens to old Hindi songs like that of Mukesh and Mohammad Rafi. As for Netflix, Emmy winning series Ozark and The Good Fight are on his list.

  • Didn’t have to depend on permissions during RBI stint; was relatively autonomous, says Raghuram Rajan Aug 05, 2020 02:44 PM IST

    Didn’t have to depend on permissions during RBI stint; was relatively autonomous, says Raghuram Rajan

    Rajan, a former chief economist with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was RBI governor between 2013 September and 2016. Rajan embraced controversies during his tenure on account of his outspokenness on a range of issues

  • Q&A: Raghuram Rajan warns against extending loan moratorium, recalls Andhra Pradesh microfinance crisis Aug 05, 2020 12:28 PM IST

    Q&A: Raghuram Rajan warns against extending loan moratorium, recalls Andhra Pradesh microfinance crisis

    The former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan weighs in on a raft of issues, including the loan moratorium, stressed assets, the coronavirus lockdown and more, in an exhaustive interview.

  • No free lunches: Raghuram Rajan says monetisation by RBI has a cost and cannot be everlasting Jul 23, 2020 04:14 PM IST

    No free lunches: Raghuram Rajan says monetisation by RBI has a cost and cannot be everlasting

    Rajan said there are limits to monetisation and the process can go long only for a limited period of time.

  • Why the government should listen to Raghuram Rajan Jul 16, 2020 12:41 PM IST

    Why the government should listen to Raghuram Rajan

    Former RBI governor predicts that bank NPAs will rise to unprecedented levels.

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