Raghuram Rajan

BTech (Electrical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1985; MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 1987; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991. 

Raghuram Rajan is the Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF's Research Department, and the Joseph L Gidwitz Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago. He has held his position at the IMF since 2003. His visiting positions include: Fischer Black Visiting Professor, MIT, 2000-01. Visiting Professor, Northwestern University, 1996-97. Bertil Daniellson Visiting Professor of Banking and Finance, Stockholm School of Economics, 1996-97. 
Professor Rajan's research interests are in the areas of Corporate finance, theory of organisations, financial intermediation and regulation. His articles have been published in several major journals like the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Journal of Political Economy. 
 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

Member of the Board of Directors of the American Finance Association
Programme Director (Corporate Finance) at the National Bureau of Economic Research 1998-present Founding member of the Academic Council of the Indian School of Business
Academic Advisory Council, Moody's Investor Services
Associate Editor of the American Economic Review, Journal of Financial Intermediation, Review of Financial Studies 
 

ACADEMIC AWARDS, HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

Fama/DFA prize for best paper in the Journal of Financial Economics, 2003
Inaugural Fisher Black Prize awarded by the American Finance Association in January 2003 for the person under 40 who has contributed the most to the theory and practice of Finance
Brattle Prize for distinguished paper in the Journal of Finance, 2002
Brattle Prize for distinguished paper in the Journal of Finance, 2001
Brattle Prize for distinguished paper in the Journal of Finance, 2000
Michael Brennan Award for the Best Paper published in the Review of Financial Studies, 1997
 
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1995
Smith Breeden Prize awarded for best paper published in the Journal of Finance, 1994
Best Paper Award, Fifth Annual Small Firm Research Symposium, 1993
Smith Breeden Prize awarded for distinguished paper published in the Journal of Finance, 1992
 
Treffstz Prize for outstanding academic achievement, Western Finance Association, 1991
Gold Medal for academic performance, IIM (Ahmedabad), India, 1987
Director's Gold Medal for all round performance in the class of 1985, IIT (Delhi), 1985