Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Chicago Prof. Raghuram Rajan To Deliver Raben Lecture April 29


University of Chicago Professor Raghuram G. Rajan will deliver the John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellow Lecture on Tuesday, April 29, at Yale Law School.  His lecture is titled “Landed Interests and Financial Underdevelopment in the United States” and will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. It is sponsored by the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law and is free and open to the public.

Rajan is the Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He joined the GSB faculty in 1991. Rajan served as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund from 2003 to 2006 and has been a visiting professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Economics Department and Sloan School of Management, and the Stockholm School of Economics.

He is author, with Luigi Zingales, of the book, Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists, as well as numerous research papers.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The John R. Raben/Sullivan & Cromwell Fellowship brings to the Law School a leading expert in securities law or the accounting for business enterprises, who delivers a public lecture at the School.