Eminent Indian economist Rakesh Mohan joins Yale faculty

One of the most distinguished Indian economist has been appointed as a faculty at the prestigious Yale University.

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2010, 10:30 AM IST

Washington, March 12: One of the most distinguished
Indian economist Rakesh Mohan has been appointed as a faculty
at the prestigious Yale University joining the ranks of Tony
Blair, the former British prime minister; Ernesto Zedillo, the
former Mexico president and Rajendra Pachauri.

Mohan has been appointed as the Professor in the
Practice of International Economics and Finance in the Yale
School of Management, and as Senior Fellow in the Jackson
Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University; Yale
University President Richard C Levin said in a statement

Until recently, the Deputy Governor of the Reserve
Bank of India, Mohan`s appointment will begin on July 1, 2010.

"Rakesh Mohan has been among India`s most
distinguished economists and admirably served the Reserve Bank
of India and the central banking community during a period of
unprecedented growth and challenges," Levin said.

"I am pleased that Professor Mohan will bring his
experience and knowledge to his teaching at Yale in training
of the next generation of economists and international
leaders," he said.

"I am honored to return to Yale this time on its
faculty ? because it was at Yale forty years ago as an
undergraduate that I began my studies in economics. I have
long admired the caliber and the talent of Yale`s students and
faculty, and I am very much looking forward to again being
part of this extraordinary scholarly community," Mohan said.