Speakers

Dan Adelman

Robert Z. Aliber

Patrick Baumann

Gary S. Becker

Marianne Bertrand

Christian Broda

Ronald S. Burt

Agustín Carstens

Timothy Chen, '91

John H. Cochrane

Christopher L. Culp

Harry L. Davis

Francisco Gil Díaz

Jean-Pierre Dubé

Nicholas Epley

Eugene F. Fama, '64

Ayelet Fishbach

Robert H. Gertner

Michael Gibbs

Austan D. Goolsbee

John Mark Hansen

Paul Hersey, '56

Mark Hoplamazian, '89

Chris Hsee

John Huizinga

Erik Hurst

Steven Kaplan

Anil Kashyap

James M. Kilts

Randall S. Kroszner

Justin Yifu Lin, Ph.D. '86

Puneet Manchanda

Scott F. Meadow

Tanya Menon

Tobias J. Moskowitz

Kevin M. Murphy

Jaime Chico Pardo, '74

Canice Prendergast

Raghuram G. Rajan

Haresh Sapra

James Schrager

George P. Shultz

Abbie J. Smith

Edward A. Snyder

Richard H. Thaler

Robert H. Topel

Li Yuanwei

Luigi Zingales

Marvin Zonis

Raghuram G. Rajan

Raghuram Rajan is the Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Cities: Singapore, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, London, New Delhi, Mumbai

Dr. Rajan is also currently an economic advisor to the Prime Minister of India. Prior to resuming teaching in 2007, Dr. Rajan was the Economic Counselor and Director of Research (in plain English, the Chief Economist) at the International Monetary Fund (from 2003).

Since then, he has chaired the Indian government's Committee on Financial Sector Reforms, which submitted its report in September 2008.

Dr. Rajan's research interests are in banking, corporate finance, and economic development, especially the role finance plays in it. His papers have been published in all the top economics and finance journals, and he has served on the editorial board of the American Economic Review and the Journal of Finance. He has recently written a book entitled Fault Lines: How Hidden Cracks Still Threaten the World Economy. He also has an earlier book co-authored with Luigi Zingales entitled Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists.

Dr. Rajan is a senior advisor to BDT Capital, Booz and Co, and is on the international advisory board of Bank Itau-Unibanco. He is a director of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and on the Comptroller General of the United State's Advisory Council. Dr. Rajan is President (elect) of the American Finance Association and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In January 2003, the American Finance Association awarded Dr. Rajan the inaugural Fischer Black Prize, given every two years to the financial economist under age 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the theory and practice of finance.

Selected Publications

With Rodney Ramcharan, "Land and Credit: A Study of the Political Economy of Banking in the United States in the Early 20th Century," Journal of Finance (forthcoming).

With Arvind Subramanian, "Aid, Dutch Disease, and Manufacturing Growth," Journal of Development Economics (forthcoming).

With Douglas Diamond, "The Credit Crisis: Conjectures about Causes and Remedies," American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings (May 2009).