CHICAGO: Raghuram Rajan, Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has taken up residence as the inaugural Rothman Faculty in Residence at Chicago Booth’s Robert Rothman, ’77 London (Rothman) campus.
Rajan gave a keynote on campus at a launch event recently to celebrate the school’s 125th year, addressing more than a 150 students, alumni, and partners who attended in person and hundreds more virtually. Throughout his residency, Rajan will work to build partnerships with universities, professional organizations, and companies, further engage with students, alumni, and media, and expand the distinct impact of Chicago Booth within London and the EMEA region.
“We, along with the Booth alumni community, are delighted to have Professor Rajan at our London campus,” said Elizabeth O’Neill, Executive Director of Chicago Booth’s Rothman London Campus. “His thought leadership, research, and experience at the highest levels of financial management continue to influence global society, and his academic prowess will serve as a real inspiration to our students studying in London.”
The school’s Rothman Faculty in Residence program was created to allow one of Chicago Booth’s prestigious faculty members to engage with the school’s new London campus for an extended period, as well as with Booth alumni, the broader community, and partners. Chicago Booth’s Rothman Faculty in Residence program strengthens the school’s commitment to the UK and the wider EMEA region.
Rajan is the former chief economist and director of research at the International Monetary Fund (2003-2006), the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and has been a faculty member at Chicago Booth since 1991. In 2016, he was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
The Rothman campus, located in the heart of London’s business community at One Bartholomew Close, Barts Square, houses the school’s Executive MBA Europe Program, non-degree Executive Education classes, conferences, and seminars.