Monday | April 27, 2020 | 4:30 PM
Clark-Fox Forum | Hillman Hall, Danforth Campus
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for International Affairs and the Olin Business School, this Assembly Series lecture will feature Raghuram Rajan, the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School. Rajan’s lecture is based on his book The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind published in February 2020.
Rajan offers a way to rethink the relationship between the market and civil society and argues for a return to strengthening and empowering local communities as an antidote to growing despair and unrest.Penguin Random House
Raghuram Rajan is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School. He was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between 2013 and 2016, Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Bank for International Settlements (2015-16) and Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund (2003-2006).
Dr. Rajan’s research interests are in banking, corporate finance, and economic development. His book Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy was awarded the Financial Times-Goldman Sachs prize for best business book in 2010. His most recent book is The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State hold the Community Behind.
Dr. Rajan was the President of the American Finance Association (AFA) and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Group of Thirty. He received the AFA’s inaugural Fischer Black Prize in 2003, the Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics in 2013, Euromoney magazine’s Central Banker of the Year Award in 2014 and The Banker magazine’s Global Central Banker of the Year award in 2016. In that year, Time magazine chose Dr. Rajan as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.