The IUP Journal of Applied Economics
An Interview With Professor Ashima Goyal

Article Details
Pub. Date : Jan, 2022
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Applied Economics
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJAE50122
Author Name : GRK Murty
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Subject/Domain : Economics
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No. of Pages : 25



With a passion for reading and an innate disposition towards asking probing questions, this girl child preferred reasoning and inferring logically rather than simply memorizing the texts, regularly topping class after class in school.

Being the daughter of doctor-parents, coupled with an excellent academic record, she Joined Hindu College, New Delhi, then considered the best campus for pre-med. But after working as a volunteer in an army hospital and having realized that she was not cut for spending time in and around hospitals, she rationally chose economics. She then obtained her MA and MPhil in economics from Delhi School of Economics and a PhD from Bombay University. .


This young scholar is none other than the present member of the Monetary Policy Committee of RBI, Dr Ashima Goyal, Professor Emeritus, IGIDR, Mumbai. With a strong desire to understand the Indian economy and curious about post-independence India’s slow economic growth, she extensively researched macroeconomics with an emphasis on macro-dynamics and growth, institutions and development, micro-foundations and general equilibrium, open economy and international finance, and political economy.