Dr. Subir Gokarn

Dr. Subir Gokarn Director, Research

Director, Research, Brookings India | Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution USA

Subir Gokarn As the Director Research of the Brookings Institution India Center, Dr. Subir Gokarn is working on developing the research agenda and putting the resources to execute the agenda in place. Prior to this, he was Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (2009-12), where he oversaw Monetary Policy, Research, Financial Markets, Communications and Deposit Insurance, and represented the Reserve Bank at the G-20 Deputies’ forum.

Earlier, he was Chief Economist of Standard & Poor’s Asia-Pacific (2007-09), Executive Director and Chief Economist of CRISIL (2002-07), Chief Economist at the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi (2000-2002) and Associate Professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai (1991-2000). He received a doctorate in Economics from Case Western Reserve University, USA in 1989.

He was awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship in 1997, on which he spent an academic year at the Economic Growth Center at Yale University, USA. He contributes a fortnightly column on current economic issues to the Business Standard, a leading financial daily of India, which he had done for 13 years before joining the Reserve Bank of India. Besides this, he has regularly participated in committees and other activities of industry associations, academic institutions, government agencies and civil society organizations. He is currently serving a two-year term as member of the National Security Advisory Board.

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