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Dr. Rakesh Mohan

Rakesh MohanSenior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

  • Asia Pacific

Rakesh Mohan is Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University and Distinguished Fellow at Brookings India.

He is also a Senior Adviser to the McKinsey Global Institute and a Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow of Stanford University. He was previously Executive Director on the Board of the International Monetary Fund representing Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Sri Lanka.

He was Chairman of the National Transport Development Policy Committee of the Government of India, with rank of Minister of State 2010-14. He was Secretary of the Indian Ministry of Finance, and also Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between 2002-09. In this capacity he co-chaired the G20 Working Group on Enhancing Sound Regulation and Strengthening Transparency, and the Working Group on Capital Flows.

Mohan has authored three books on urban economics and urban development. He has also authored two books on monetary policy: Monetary Policy in a Globalized Economy: A Practitioner's View and Growth with Financial Stability: Central Banking in an Emerging Market. His new book, India Transformed: 25 Years of Economic Reforms, is published in June 2017.

He graduated from Yale University in 1971 and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.