economic growth institute: Chetan Ghate succeeds Ajit Mishra as director of the economic growth institute

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The Institute of Economic Growth has appointed Chetan Ghate as its new director succeeding Ajit Mishra.

Ghate, who served as a member of the Reserve Bank of India’s inaugural Monetary Policy Committee between 2016 and 2020, is the winner of the 2014 Mahalanobis Memorial Gold Medal for the country’s top research economist under 45 years of age.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Claremont Graduate University, California, obtained in 1999. His research areas include macroeconomics, monetary economics, economic growth, and Indian macroeconomics.

Ghate has been a professor of economics at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Delhi for over 18 years. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the System of National Accounts (ACNAS) at the Ministry of Statistics and Program Delivery.

He is currently an External Affiliate of the Center for Macroeconomics and Macrofinance Research at Swansea University (Wales, UK).

The Economic Growth Institute conducts advanced research on economic and social development in fields as diverse as macroeconomics, labor, international trade, public health, environment, agriculture, demography, sociology and industrial organization.

IEG is one of India’s leading research and training centers with a global reputation for research on the Indian economy. The Institute also provides induction training for Indian economic services officers.

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