IMF appoints Dr Raghuram Rajan
as its chief economist
4 July 2003
Delhi: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has appointed
Dr Raghuram Rajan, professor of global finance at University
of Chicago, has its new chief economist.
electrical engineering graduate from the Indian Institute
of Technology, Delhi, Rajan did his masters in business
administration from the Indian Institute of Management,
Ahmedabad, followed by a PhD at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology in 1991.
began his a stint in Tata Finance (as an administrative
services officer) in 1987. Later he held faculty positions
as visiting professor of banking and finance at the Stockholm
School of Economics (1996-97), visiting professor, Northwestern
University (1996-97) and Fischer Black visiting professor,
present, Rajan is a Joseph L Gidwitz professor of finance
at University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
He is also a director of the American Finance Association,
an associate editor of The American Economic Review
and a programme director for corporate finance at the
National Bureau of Economic Research.
specialisation is mainly in corporate finance, theory
of organisations, financial intermediation and regulation,
areas in which he has published extensively.
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