Former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, India
Subir Vithal Gokarn (born October 3 1959), Former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, was appointed by the Government Of India on November 19, 2009 for a three year term. Appointed at the age of 49, Dr. Gokarn is said to be the youngest Deputy Governor of RBI in its 76 year history. Prior to his appointment as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Dr. Gokarn was the Chief Economist of global rating agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Asia-Pacific (since August 2007). He is also the head of CRISIL’s Research and Information business as well as a nominee Board Member of the State Bank of India. Dr. Gokarn has previously held the position of Associate Professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) in Mumbai and the post of Chief Economist and Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) Chair at the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) in New Delhi. He has also been a Member on the Boards of Organisations like Global Data Services of India Ltd, EconoMatters Ltd and CRISIL Market Wire Ltd. He has also served as the Chairperson of the Economic Affairs Committee of the ASSOCHAM. Dr. Gokarn completed his B.A in Economics (Hons.) from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and M.A in Economics (Hons.) from Delhi School of Economics. He went on to pursue his Ph.D. in Economics from Case Western Reserve University of Cleveland, Ohio. He is a Fulbright Scholar and spent an academic year at the Economic Growth centre at Yale University, USA on a Fulbright Research Fellowship which he was awarded in 1997.