Duvvuri Subbarao is a Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson School. He served as Governor of the Reserve Bank of India for five years (2008-13). Prior to that, he was Finance Secretary to the government of India (2007-08) and Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (2005-07). 

As a career civil servant in India for over three decades and as a lead economist in the World Bank for five years, Subbarao acquired vast hands-on experience in public finance management.

Subbarao holds a master’s degree in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He studied Economics at the Ohio State University and later at MIT. He has a PhD in economics from the Andhra University.

Subbarao’s book, “Who Moved My Interest Rate,” chronicling his experiences in leading the Reserve Bank of India through five turbulent years is best known for the way he explained the policy dilemmas confronting an emerging economy central bank in a globalized world.