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Raghuram Rajan: Working on thin files

As part of Euromoney's 50th anniversary coverage, we profile some of the biggest names that we interviewed for our May Asia focus.

There was a time, not so long ago, when Raghuram Rajan was branded a Luddite by Lawrence Summers. He laughs about it now.

“As an academic or a thinker, if you’re not criticized, then you’re not really doing your job,” he says. “You’re providing anodyne commentary, which everyone can go along with and which upsets no one.”


Raghuram Rajan

Rajan was chief economist for the IMF at the time and had said that there were serious problems within the banking industry; by 2008 he was proved right.