Dr. Rakesh Mohan was, until recently, Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., representing Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka. Prior to that he was Professor in the Practice of International Economics and Finance at the School of Management and Senior Fellow in the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University. He will be returning to teach at Yale in Fall 2016. He is also a Non Resident Senior Research Fellow of Stanford University.
He was Chairman of the National Transport Development Policy Committee (NTDPC) of the Government of India, with rank of Minister of State, (non executive) Vice Chairman of the Indian Institute of Human Settlements; and Senior Adviser, McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey and Company prior to joining the IMF Board. The NTDPC issued the India Transport Report: Moving India to 2032 in March 2014.
Dr. Rakesh Mohan has researched extensively in the areas of economic reforms and liberalisation, industrial economics, urban economics, infrastructure studies, economic regulation, monetary policy and the financial sector. He is the author of three books on urban economics and urban development, co-author of one and editor of another on Indian economic policy reforms, and of numerous articles, and two others on monetary policy in India.
He was Secretary, of the Indian Ministry of Finance, and also Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between 2002 and 2009. In this capacity he co-chaired the G20 Working Group “Enhancing Sound Regulation and Strengthening Transparency” (2009), and the CGFS Working Group on Capital Flows (2008-09). He is the author of Monetary Policy in a Globalized Economy: A Practitioner’s View (Oxford University Press, 2009), which focuses on the issues relating to the evolution of banking and finance, the conduct of monetary policy, the management of the financial sector and the role of central banking. His latest book, Growth with Financial Stability: Central Banking in an Emerging Market (Oxford University Press, 2011), was published in August 2011.
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