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C. Rangrajan at the Conference on "Fiscal Policy in India", 2004
|Chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council|
Assumed office |
August 2009-May 2014
|Member, Rajya Sabha|
August 2008 – August 2009
|chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council|
|Succeeded by||Prof. Suresh D. Tendulkar|
|Chairman of the Twelfth Finance Commission of India|
|Governor of Andhra Pradesh|
24 November 1997 – 3 January 2003
|Preceded by||Krishan Kant|
|Succeeded by||Surjit Singh Barnala|
|Governor of Reserve Bank of India|
22 December 1992 – 21 November 1997
|Preceded by||S. Venkitaramanan|
|Succeeded by||Dr. Bimal Jalan|
|Member of Planning Commission of Government of India|
21 August 1991 – 21 December 1992
|Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India|
12 February 1982 – 20 August 1991
University of Madras|
University of Pennsylvania
C. Rangarajan or Chakravarthi Rangarajan (born 1932) is an Indian economist and a distinguished former Member of Parliament and 19th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He is the former Chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, he resigned the day the UPA lost power. He is also the Chairman of the Madras School of Economics; President of the Indian Statistical Institute; the Founding Chairman of the CR Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science; and Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad.
Rangarajan, a student of National College (Tiruchirappalli) between 1947 and 1949, graduated from Loyola College of the University of Madras in the commerce stream (where he was a contemporary of the Yale University economics professor T N Srinivasan). He later received his PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. His thesis was titled "Variability of Demand Deposits".
Rangarajan taught at several institutions including the University of Pennsylvania and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A). He was a well known teacher of economics at IIMA for the postgraduate and the doctoral courses. His textbook on macro economics was used in business management schools. He was awarded the title of Honorary Fellow of IIM-A in 1997.
He served as a Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1982 to 1991, after which he served as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between 22 December 1992 and 21 December 1997. He also served as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh from 24 November 1997 to 3 January 2003. After demitting that office, he took charge as the chairman of the Twelfth Finance Commission.
From 2005 onwards, he was the Chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council. In August 2008, he resigned as the Chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council and was nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha. He resigned from the Rajya Sabha in August 2009 and was re-appointed the Chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council. He resigned from the Council on 19 May 2014, when the UPA government was voted out of power.
- "Notification" (PDF). University of Hyderabad: Office of the Registrar. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
- "Variability of Demand Deposits". Retrieved 2 July 2012.
- Rangarajan, Chakravarthi; Dholakia, B (2001). Principles of Macroeconomics. Tata McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN 978-0-07-096581-2.
- "Padma Awards | Interactive Dashboard". www.dashboard-padmaawards.gov.in. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
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- "List of Honourable Governors as of 12/11/2016". Official Web Site of Odisha Legislative Assembly. 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
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- A brief note on C. Rangarajan
- Rangarajan joins finance panel
- Dr.C.Rangarajan, Chairman Twelfth Finance Commission
- Governors of the Reserve Bank of India
- Economic Advisory Council
| C Rangarajan
Governor of Andhra Pradesh
24 November 1997 – 3 January 2003
Surjit Singh Barnala
K.V. Raghunatha Reddy
| Governor of Odisha
Apr 1998– Nov 1999
M. M. Rajendran