Prof. Dr. V Raghunathan

Economist, Author

Prof Dr V. Raghunathan

Raghunathan is an academic, author, corporate citizen, columnist and a hobbyist.

He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada. He is a former Professor of Finance, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; former President, ING Vysya Bank, Bangalore; former CEO, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, India; and former Director, Schulich School of Business, India campus. He was also a Visiting Professor at SDA Bocconi, in Milan, Italy, where he taught Behavioural Economics for 25 years. He has served on various boards and committees of corporates, Ministry of Finance, SEBI, BSE, NSE et al.

Raghu has authored over fifteen books, including a national best-seller, Games Indians Play, and nearly 600 papers and articles. His latest book is Irrationally Rational – Ten Nobel Laureates Script the Story of Behavioural Economics (Penguin 2022).

He has probably India’s largest collection of old and antique pad locks.

He has a PhD in Finance from IIM, Calcutta.