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raghuram rajan

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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  • 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.

  • Banking sector likely to see unprecedented increase in bad loans: Raghuram Rajan Jul 15, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    Banking sector likely to see unprecedented increase in bad loans: Raghuram Rajan

    Jan Dhan does not really work as advertised, there are difficulties in targeting transfers to people, Rajan has said.

  • Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan says migrant workers need money for vegetables, cooking oil, shelter; foodgrains not enough May 21, 2020 07:50 PM IST

    Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan says migrant workers need money for vegetables, cooking oil, shelter; foodgrains not enough

    The former chief economist of the IMF said ways have to be found to give relief to people and companies affected by COVID and the ensuing nationwide lockdown.

  • Monetisation will neither be a game-changer nor a catastrophe, if done in a measured way: Raghuram Rajan May 08, 2020 06:22 PM IST

    Monetisation will neither be a game-changer nor a catastrophe, if done in a measured way: Raghuram Rajan

    Raghuram Rajan, former RBI Governor and now a professor of finance at Chicago Booth School, in a note on LinkedIn, lucidly explains what monetisation of deficit is all about.

  • Raghuram Rajan to Rahul Gandhi: India needs Rs 65,000 cr to help poor amid COVID-19 crisis Apr 30, 2020 09:32 AM IST

    Raghuram Rajan to Rahul Gandhi: India needs Rs 65,000 cr to help poor amid COVID-19 crisis

    The video conference with Raghuram Rajan is part of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi first of a series of dialogues with experts on economy and health.

  • COVID-19 impact on economy: Rahul Gandhi interacts with former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Apr 29, 2020 10:33 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact on economy: Rahul Gandhi interacts with former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

    The Twitter handle of the Congress party said the interaction will be streamed on their social media platforms at 9 am on April 30.

  • Raghuram Rajan cautions against giving communal colour to coronavirus Apr 21, 2020 09:30 PM IST

    Raghuram Rajan cautions against giving communal colour to coronavirus

    Rajan's comments come in the wake allegations that Tabligh-e-Jamat members violated social distancing guidelines and ignored all instructions by organising a massive gathering last month at their centre in Nizamuddin area of Delhi.

  • IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva ropes in Raghuram Rajan, 11 others to key external advisory group Apr 10, 2020 10:00 PM IST

    IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva ropes in Raghuram Rajan, 11 others to key external advisory group

    Georgieva said that even before the spread of COVID-19 and the dramatic health, economic and financial disruptions it has brought, International Monetary Fund (IMF) members confronted a rapidly evolving world and complex policy issues.

  • Spend on the poor, Raghuram Rajan urges PM Modi Apr 06, 2020 09:35 AM IST

    Spend on the poor, Raghuram Rajan urges PM Modi

    In a blog post, Rajan has emphasised on prioritising spending on the poor that may help them get through the crisis days ahead.

  • There was enough time to put together plan for Yes Bank, says Raghuram Rajan Mar 11, 2020 10:32 PM IST

    There was enough time to put together plan for Yes Bank, says Raghuram Rajan

    Rajan, who completed his three-year term at the RBI in 2016, asserted that he has been saying for a long time now that there is a need to clean up the financial sector quickly and in a resolute way so that the country can move forward.

  • Govt focussing more on political, social agenda than economy: Raghuram Rajan Feb 28, 2020 08:48 PM IST

    Govt focussing more on political, social agenda than economy: Raghuram Rajan

    On being asked about the spread of the coronavirus globally and its impact, he said there will certainly be some legacy issues in terms of business rethinking in the global supply chain.

  • History behind, Shaktikanta Das-led RBI charts new trails sans acrimony Dec 31, 2019 09:58 AM IST

    History behind, Shaktikanta Das-led RBI charts new trails sans acrimony

    And 'the history graduate', as Das was parodied in his initial days, did not disappoint as the 25th governor of the central bank. He completed one year at the helm on December 12.

  • India in growth recession; real estate & infra in 'deep trouble', says Raghuram Rajan Dec 09, 2019 07:58 AM IST

    India in growth recession; real estate & infra in 'deep trouble', says Raghuram Rajan

    Raghuram Rajan also urged India to join free trade agreements judiciously in order to boost competition and improve domestic efficiency.

  • Raghuram Rajan reminds FM Sitharaman: Two-third of his tenure as RBI Guv was under BJP Oct 31, 2019 02:51 PM IST

    Raghuram Rajan reminds FM Sitharaman: Two-third of his tenure as RBI Guv was under BJP

    Rajan, who was Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from September 5, 2013 to September 2016, said during his term a clean up of the banking sector that was "clogging" with bad loans had begun and the job remains unfinished.

  • Raghuram Rajan wants govt to prioritise NBFC clean-up, stresses on 'new generation of reforms' Oct 31, 2019 09:08 AM IST

    Raghuram Rajan wants govt to prioritise NBFC clean-up, stresses on 'new generation of reforms'

    The Indian government has the required political strength and power to undertake reforms, Rajan noted.

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