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Rakesh Mohan

Rakesh Mohan

Senior Research Fellow, Stanford Center for International Development.

Rakesh Mohan is a non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the Stanford Center for International Development (Stanford University), where he was previously Distinguished Consulting Professor until December 2009. He is also the non-executive vice chairman of the Indian Institute of Human Settlements, and Global Adviser to the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey and Company. In February 2010, India’s Prime Minister appointed him chairman of the National Transport Development Policy Committee.

Mohan served as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from September 2002 to October 2004, and from June 2005 to July 2009. In the interim, he served as Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance of the government of India.

Dr. 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. One of his latest books, Monetary Policy in a Globalized Economy: A Practitioner’s View (2009), focuses on the evolution of banking and finance, the conduct of monetary policy, the management of the financial sector and the role of central banking.

Dr. Mohan received his master's degree and doctorate in economics from Princeton University and BA in economics from Yale University. He also has a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London.

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