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Professor Raghu G. Rajan (Speaker)
Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Chicago GSB
Professor Rajan served as Chief Economist at the IMF between 2003 and 2006. His major research focus in on economic growth and the role finance plays in it. Rajan believe there is no issue with greater urgency or moral imperative than economic development.
Rajan is the author, along with fellow GSB faculty member Luigi Zingales, of the book, Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists. In 2003, Rajan received the inaugural Fischer Black Prize in 2003, which is awarded by the American Finance Association for the person under 40 who has contributed the most to the theory and practice of finance.
After getting a bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi in 1985 and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in 1987, Rajan earned a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the Chicago GSB faculty in 1991.