Thursday, February 22

Chetan Ghate


    Chetan Ghate

    Chetan Ghate is the Director of the Institute of Economic Growth in New Delhi. He is also a Professor of Economics in the Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) – Delhi, since 2003.  He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Claremont Graduate University, California, in 1999. He completed his M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics in 1995. His research focus is in the fields of macroeconomics, monetary economics, economic growth and development, and the Indian macroeconomy.  In 2014, he was awarded the Mahalanobis Memorial Gold Medal given to the best research economist in India under the age of 45.

    Chetan has held several visiting faculty positions in India and abroad, and has been closely involved with the Reserve Bank of India in an advisory capacity. He was a member of the Reserve Bank of India’s first Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) until October 2020. From 2012-2013 he was the Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor in Macroeconomics at ICRIER (New Delhi). From February 2013 to September 2016, he was a member of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for monetary policy at the Reserve Bank of India. In September 2013, he served as a member of the Expert Committee to Revise and Strengthen the Monetary Policy Framework. Chetan chairs the academic advisory board of the Reserve Bank of India Academy, and serves on the editorial board of the RBI Occasional Paper Series.

    Chetan is an external affiliate of the Centre for Research in Macroeconomics and Macro-Finance at Swansea University (Wales, UK). He is a member of the CII Economic Affairs Council. He is also a member of the Macro Finance Society. 

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