Rakesh Mohan is a Professor at Yale University in the Practice of International Economics of Finance. He was Chairperson of the National Transport Development Policy Committee,Government of India, in the rank of Minister of State and a Global Adviser at McKinsey & Co. Rakesh has served as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs,Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He received his Masters and PhD in economics from Princeton, a BA in economics from Yale and a BSc. in electrical engineeringfrom Imperial College. He has worked extensively on urban economics in developingcountries and is the author of three books on urban economics and urban development. He has also been the Director General of the NCAER,Chief Executive of ICRIER, Vice Chairperson of IDFC and the Director of NIUA.