Opinion | A banker who combined the best of two schools of economic thinking3 min read . Updated: 31 Jul 2019, 11:40 PM IST
Subir Vithal understood market’s needs and appreciated the govt’s compulsions
Subir and I crossed paths may times; not only in different, but vastly diverse roles. I first met him as an academic at the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research (IGIDR). Then we interacted as fellow columnists at the Business Standard. He “succeeded" me as the chief economist at Crisil. In 2002, I had accepted an offer as chief economist at Crisil, but never joined as I moved to Jammu and Kashmir as economic advisor. Ravi Mohan, who was the then CEO, asked me for a recommendation and I suggested Subir Gokarn. At that point, he was working with the National Council of Applied Economic Research and was my tenant in New Delhi!
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