I Do What I Do by Raghuram G. Rajan

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Read I Do What I Do Online Free - When Raghuram G. Rajan took charge as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India in September 2013, the rupee was in free fall, inflation was high, India had a large current account deficit and India’s exchange reserves were falling. As measure after measure failed to stabilize markets, speculators sensed a full-blown crisis and labelled India one of the Fragile Five economies.

Rajan’s response was to go all out, not just to tackle the crisis of confidence, but also to send a strong message about the strength of India’s institutions and the country’s ongoing programme of reform. He outlined a vision that went beyond the immediate crisis to focus on long-term growth and stability, thus restoring investor confidence. Boldness and farsightedness would be characteristic of the decisions he took in the ensuing three years.

Rajan’s commentary and speeches in I Do What I Do convey what it was like to be at the helm of the central bank in those turbulent but exciting times. Whether on dosanomics or on debt relief, Rajan explains economic concepts in a readily accessible way. Equally, he addresses key issues that are not in any banking manual but essential to growth: the need for tolerance and respect to assure India’s economic progress, for instance, or the connection between political freedom and prosperity.

I Do What I Do offers a front-row view into the thinking of one of the world’s most respected economists, one whose commitment to India’s progress shines through in the essays and speeches here. It also brings home what every RBI Governor discovers for himself when he sits down at his desk on the 18th floor: the rupee stops here. Right here!

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Sankarshan rated it ★★★☆☆

September 17, 2017

An almost expected collection of speeches but this time with more context around events leading up to those and beyond. I wonder why it wasn't reviewed/released as such and instead the media hype was it was a "tell-all". If you subtract that expectation and attempt to find some time to read and l...

Bala rated it ★★★★☆

September 05, 2017

One of the most anticipated Economic Book of the year, especially coming from an Ex-RBI governor and one who left RBI just before the Demonetization. As the sensation loving media, repeatedly asked Mr. Rajan's take on Demonetization and his eventual silence had lead up to anticipation that this b...

Hrishikesh rated it ★★★★☆

October 12, 2017

An excellent read. The book gives you a great insight into how the mind of a central banker workers. A collection of speeches, essays and "random pieces" by RR, this collection gives an excellent perspective into how the RBI plays a pivotal role in managing the nation's economy. The part where th...

Nikhil rated it ★★★★☆

October 04, 2017

"I am a professor so I lecture (though I typically lecture well)" I'm glad someone sent this book on my way else I might have never picked it up, coloured as I was by Dr Rajan's out of brief comments on tolerance and his own departure from the RBI. The book, basically a collection of his speeches...

Nisarg rated it ★★★★☆

October 02, 2017

The Collection of Rajan's speeches covers a broad spectrum of economic challenges of India from Central Banker's point of view. It broadly covers working with RBI, fighting inflation and understanding it through famous Dosanomics, current banking infrastructure (challenges and solutions) and poli...

Tintu Shaj rated it ★★★★☆

September 27, 2017

Was eager to read a book from such an eminent personality and the Central banker. The book is about the speeches he made and articles he wrote during his stint. An impressive book for a thriving economic enthusiast. And undoubtedly he has done justice to the book name too :)

Nitin rated it ★★★★★

November 04, 2017

Must read.

Abhishek rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 20, 2017

Just collection of old speeches. Time mentioned are not even edited and it’s not clear what time/year the narration is for. Not recommended unless you are a die-hard fan. Most of the places author has tried to justify what he spoke or what he did. Hindsight is 20/20. And this book is boring to co...

Monotosh rated it ★★★★☆

October 28, 2017

During his tenure as RBI Governor, Dr. Raghuram Rajan had delivered many lectures on state of the economy including role of the RBI, controlling inflation, problem of NPA in banks. This book assembles some of those speeches along with few articles on global financial crisis and other relevant top...

Ashutosh rated it ★★★★★

September 18, 2017

First, take a bow Mr. Rajan. Not only for your service to the position you held but also to the vision you encompassed and the clear and logical way you communicated the vision while serving in that post. Rajan covers every aspect he touched upon during his tenure in the first section of the book...

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