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Education Should Teach Us How To Think: Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Times of India
Friday, March 29, 2019

Former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Raghuram interacted with high school students in a webinar organized by Krea University on Friday.


Raghuram Rajan: Dissonance Between GDP, Employment Numbers; Need To Restore Historical Trust In Our Data

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan cites 'dissonance' between GDP and employment numbers and calls for an 'outsider' to look at the statistics. He says India was never questioned about the credibility of data and there is a need to restore that historical trust.
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Raghuram Rajan Raises Doubts About India Growing At 7%

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia The Wire
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Tuesday expressed doubts over Indian economy growing at 7% when not enough jobs were being created and said the current cloud over the GDP numbers must be cleared by appointing an impartial body to look at the data.

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Saving The World From Misguided Populism: Raghuram Rajan Offers Some Prescriptions

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia CNBC
Monday, March 25, 2019

A common theme underlying political changes in the United States, Europe, Britain and in many Asian countries is the rise of populism. President Donald Trump, Brexit, Marine Le Pen in France, and the emphatic rise of Hindu nationalism in India all represent anger of displaced majorities.

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Heirline Fracture

quoting Larry Diamondvia News Today
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The candidates lists, released so far by almost all parties in Tamilnadu, have names of kin of top leaders. While the DMK has fielded a whopping number of six heirs (out of its 20 contestants), the AIADMK has pitted four wards of its seniors. PMK, DMDK and AMMK, too, are no exception, as at least one progeny has found a place in their lists.

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Our School System May Be One Of The Worst, But That Makes It Easier To Improve

quoting Caroline M. Hoxbyvia The Telegraph
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

By learning from the world's best, we can go far — unless we believe that all that is best was invented in India.

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Raghuram Rajan: The Central Banker Trying To Save Globalisation From Itself

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia City A.M.
Monday, March 18, 2019

Free-marketeers see a world where, when people are free to buy and sell according to the laws of supply and demand, business competition naturally drives quality up and prices down, resulting in prosperity and productivity for all.

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The U.S.-China Global Dance

by David C. Mulfordvia Defining Ideas
Friday, March 15, 2019

We need clear economic leadership to avert the next financial crisis.

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A Conversation With Professor Raghuram Rajan

mentioning Raghuram Rajanvia Chicago Booth Review
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Chicago Booth London campus is delighted to host the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and finance professor Raghuram Rajan - one of the most important economic thinkers of our time – to discuss the current populist backlash against globalisation and the release of his new book, The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind.

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Hindu Nationalism Taps Into People's Longing For Tradition: Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Business Standard (India)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tracing the rise of populist nationalism worldwide to the diminution of the community at a time of heightened economic worries, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan says that liberal "open-acess" values are under threat in India from the Hindu nationalist movement which taps into people's desire to anchor themselves to tradition in a context of rapid change.