Raghuram Rajan, Nitish Kumar in FP's top 100 global thinkers' list

Rajan was taken in the list 'for saving India from its politicians', according to the magazine'

Economist and Bihar chief minister have been featured in America’s Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers list.

Rajan, who is currently the chief economic advisor to government of India has ranked 80 in the list while Kumar has ranked three notches higher at 77.

According to the magazine, Kumar has been featured in the list ‘for turning around India’s poorest state’. In its note on Kumar, the magazine said much of the image of Bihar which is often referred to as the country's 'bleakest state’ for its colonial levels of poverty and corruption, started changing when Kumar won the 2005 election.

“In his two terms in office, he has done just that, relying on an array of innovative programmes to crack down on crime, shame corrupt public officials, and boost economic development,” it said.
Rajan was taken in the list ‘for saving India from its politicians’, according to the magazine.

“In the US, where Raghuram Rajan lived and worked for years as a professor at the University of Chicago and chief economist at the IMF, he is known primarily as one of the guys who saw it coming. In a 2005 paper -- widely derided by his colleagues at the time -- Rajan warned that financial markets were encouraging irresponsible speculation that could lead to a major crash,” it said.

“Now, Rajan is bringing his know-how to his most challenging assignment yet: saving the world's largest democracy from economic ruin,” it added.

The list has also featured few other Indians and of Indian origin such as author Pankaj Mishra, Morgan Stanley’s Managing Director and head of Emerging Markets Equity team, Ruchir Sharma and entrepreneur turned researcher Vivek Wadhawa.

Burmese pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi tops the list which also include Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton among others.

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Raghuram Rajan, Nitish Kumar in FP's top 100 global thinkers' list

Rajan was taken in the list 'for saving India from its politicians', according to the magazine'

Bibhu Ranjan Mishra  |  Bangalore 



Economist and Bihar chief minister have been featured in America’s Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers list.

Rajan, who is currently the chief economic advisor to government of India has ranked 80 in the list while Kumar has ranked three notches higher at 77.

According to the magazine, Kumar has been featured in the list ‘for turning around India’s poorest state’. In its note on Kumar, the magazine said much of the image of Bihar which is often referred to as the country's 'bleakest state’ for its colonial levels of poverty and corruption, started changing when Kumar won the 2005 election.

“In his two terms in office, he has done just that, relying on an array of innovative programmes to crack down on crime, shame corrupt public officials, and boost economic development,” it said.


Rajan was taken in the list ‘for saving India from its politicians’, according to the magazine.

“In the US, where Raghuram Rajan lived and worked for years as a professor at the University of Chicago and chief economist at the IMF, he is known primarily as one of the guys who saw it coming. In a 2005 paper -- widely derided by his colleagues at the time -- Rajan warned that financial markets were encouraging irresponsible speculation that could lead to a major crash,” it said.

“Now, Rajan is bringing his know-how to his most challenging assignment yet: saving the world's largest democracy from economic ruin,” it added.

The list has also featured few other Indians and of Indian origin such as author Pankaj Mishra, Morgan Stanley’s Managing Director and head of Emerging Markets Equity team, Ruchir Sharma and entrepreneur turned researcher Vivek Wadhawa.

Burmese pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi tops the list which also include Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton among others.

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Raghuram Rajan, Nitish Kumar in FP's top 100 global thinkers' list

Rajan was taken in the list 'for saving India from its politicians', according to the magazine'

Economist Raghuram Rajan and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar have been featured in America’s Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers list.

Economist and Bihar chief minister have been featured in America’s Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers list.

Rajan, who is currently the chief economic advisor to government of India has ranked 80 in the list while Kumar has ranked three notches higher at 77.

According to the magazine, Kumar has been featured in the list ‘for turning around India’s poorest state’. In its note on Kumar, the magazine said much of the image of Bihar which is often referred to as the country's 'bleakest state’ for its colonial levels of poverty and corruption, started changing when Kumar won the 2005 election.

“In his two terms in office, he has done just that, relying on an array of innovative programmes to crack down on crime, shame corrupt public officials, and boost economic development,” it said.
Rajan was taken in the list ‘for saving India from its politicians’, according to the magazine.

“In the US, where Raghuram Rajan lived and worked for years as a professor at the University of Chicago and chief economist at the IMF, he is known primarily as one of the guys who saw it coming. In a 2005 paper -- widely derided by his colleagues at the time -- Rajan warned that financial markets were encouraging irresponsible speculation that could lead to a major crash,” it said.

“Now, Rajan is bringing his know-how to his most challenging assignment yet: saving the world's largest democracy from economic ruin,” it added.

The list has also featured few other Indians and of Indian origin such as author Pankaj Mishra, Morgan Stanley’s Managing Director and head of Emerging Markets Equity team, Ruchir Sharma and entrepreneur turned researcher Vivek Wadhawa.

Burmese pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi tops the list which also include Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton among others.

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