Prasanna Tantri

Associate Professor, Finance
Executive Director - Centre for Analytical Finance




I am an Associate Professor in the Finance area and Executive Director of the Centre for Analytical Finance at ISB. My research areas include- banking, financial inclusion, financial contagion, regulation, and the relationship between politics and finance. I teach a course on Indian financial systems.



  • 2021 - Present: Associate Professor, Indian School of Business
  • 2019 - Present: Executive Director, Center for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business
  • 2019 - 2021: Assistant Professor, Indian School of Business
  • 2018 - 2018: Senior Lecturer, Indian School of Business
  • 2011 - 2018: Senior Associate Director, Center for Analytical Finance, Indian School of Business


In the Media

September 28, 2022: Money matters RBI has a grip on inflation, The Hindu Business Line.

August 22, 2022: India central bank paper cautions against 'big bang' bank privatization, S & P Global Market Intelligence.

July 8, 2022: Why bank mergers are good for reducing NPAs, The Economic Times.

June 8, 2022: Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana helped poor live with dignity: Finance Minister, The HIndu.

April 18, 2022: A High Resolution Tool - The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) has outperformed the earlier regime in terms of speed and efficiency, The Indian Express.

January 29, 2022: Corporate charity, mandating CSR spending and taxes, The New Indian Express.

January 26, 2022: Planning for retirement with Life Insurance, Moneycontrol.

January 24, 2022: corporate tax cuts do boost investments, The Hindu Business Line.

February , 2021: Have the budget proposals got your brains into a knot?, Business Insider India.

August 15, 2021: PMJDY turns 7; brings 43 crore under formal banking system, The Hindu Business Line.

July 15, 2021: Investors can lock in interest rates for long term with G-secs, Business Standard.

May 23, 2021: Why PMJDY must be scaled up to next level, The Hindu Business Line.

May 18, 2021: India’s m-cap hits all-time high, The New Indian Express.

May 10, 2021: Total balance in Jan Dhan accounts goes down by ₹2,787 crore in April, The Hindu Business Line.

March 18, 2021: Should West Bengal adopt Ayushman Bharat?, The New Indian Express.

February 17, 2021: An evergreening exercise that has gone unnoticed for too long, Livemint.

February 2, 2021: Budget Insider, Business Insider India.

January 9, 2021: What happens when firms have to stump up for good causes, The Economist.

May , 2020: Atmanirbhar Bharat analysis: FM's measures realistic and implementable, The New Indian Express.

March , 2020: Big Business on the cards for banks with customers on swiping spree, The Hindu Business Line.

July , 2020: Lessons from stock performance of IBC Resolved Firms, The New Indian Express.

October 23, 2020: Delayed Bank Recap Key to India’s Pre-Covid Slowdown, Shows New Research, Bloomberg Quint.

May 13, 2020: FM Nirmala Sitharaman's overall package a good one, says ISB Prof, The New Indian Express.

July , 2020: Telangana provided highest credit to SHGs, Times of India.

May , 2020: Boosting Demand with Cheap Credit to Consumers is not a Good Idea, Indian Express.

September 7, 2020: A loan waiver in whose interest?, The New Indian Express.

February , 2020: Have the budget proposals got your brains into a knot?, Business Insider India.

July , 2020: RBI Proposal on Capping Bank CEO Tenure Is Not Supported By Any Cogent Evidence, The Indian Express.

March , 2020: Global Markets may stay volatile in near term, it’s time to hoard good stocks, New Indian Express.

May , 2020: Is Cash-Transfers the Ultimate Solution To Recovery?,

March , 2020: Tackling the Ever-Greening Problem in Banks, The New Indian Express.

May 21, 2020: Power of Now in privatisations: Attempts to time the market to realise best price create more welfare loss than gain, The Times of India.

March , 2020: This bullet had to be bitten: Government and RBI intervention are essential in the Yes Bank case, Times Of India.

May 23, 2020: To stimulate demand or improve supply, that’s the question, The New Indian Express.

May 8, 2020: Protect poor by creating jobs in formal sector, The New Indian Express.

August , 2020: PM Jan Dhan Yojana records 40 crore beneficiaries in six years, The Hindu Business Line.

May 18, 2020: Equity infusion into SMEs is a great idea, but proper execution is key, The Hindu Business Line.

January , 2020: More than just Thalinomics: Economic Survey highlights with ISB Prof Prasanna Tantri, New Indian Express.

March , 2020: Coronavirus fears batter markets but is Friday bloodbath just the beginning?, New Indian Express.

April 28, 2020: All debt and no equity makes an entrepreneur a speculator, The Hindu Business Line.

November , 2019: Markets riding high even as economy slumps, New Indian Express.

May , 2019: New Aadhaar for rural welfare, The Economic Times.

December , 2019: PM Jan Dhan Yojna accounts are being used for consumption smoothing, Business Line.

April , 2019: Politics | Non-Committed Voters: Your Vote Can Improve the Country’s Economic Performance,

March , 2019: States' own tax revenues expected to rise in 14% in FY19, Times Of India.

September , 2019: Indian Economy on the completion of 100 days of Modi 2.0 government in power, ETV Bharat.

August , 2019: One Tool to Track It All, Magzter.

March , 2019: Lack of guarantee in payments, Eenadu.

July , 2019: An imprint of ISB on the Economic Survey, Hindu Business Line.

July , 2019: Six Reasons Why the Economic Survey’s Presentation of MGNREGA is Misleading, The Hindu.

Research & Publications