Biz Sch News 29 April 2014

Central banker turns academic

Dr Duvvuri Subbarao, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and former Finance Secretary to the Government of India, has joined the School as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow for a year, effective from 2 May 2014.

A career civil servant with some 40 years’ experience in India’s state and federal governments, Dr Subbarao will take part in various activities at the business school as well as at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He will share his deep insights in finance through seminars, lectures and workshops, and at meetings with policymakers, academia, students and the business community. 

Dr Duvvuri Subbarao

“We are deeply honoured to welcome Dr Subbarao to NUS Business School, one of Asia’s leading business schools. As former Governor of RBI and Finance Secretary, Dr Subbarao led India through some of the most challenging times in the country’s economic development. I am confident that our faculty members, students and community will benefit immensely from his insights and knowledge. We look forward to his lectures,” said the Dean, Professor Bernard Yeung.

Dr Subbarao will be delivering a series of lectures on central banking that is co-sponsored by the MAS. Three of the lectures will be held at the School on 30 May 2014, and one will be at MAS on 2 June. During these sessions, Dr Subbarao will mentor academics in conducting in-depth research on central banking challenges.

In a recent interview he gave at the School, he shared his views on India’s economy. Watch it here:

To learn more about his appointment, click here.