Dr. Indira Rajaraman was a Member of the Thirteenth Finance Commission. From 1994 until her retirement in 2007 she held the Reserve Bank of India Chair at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, Delhi, and from 1976 to 1994 she was on the Economics faculty of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. She was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard and Stanford Universities (1984-85), and at the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund (2004). Dr. Rajaraman’s research papers have appeared in journals and books published by Elsevier, Springer Verlag, John Wiley, the Brookings Institution and Oxford University Press, on a wide range of development issues. She writes regularly in the financial press. She holds a BA (Honours) degree from Delhi University, 1966; MA from Cornell University, USA, 1968; and Ph. D from Cornell University, USA, awarded in January 1974. Her book Economically Speaking (2016) is a collection of essays presents the unfolding of economic policy in India and the world over the momentous years from 2010 to 2015, under the overarching shadow of the great global crash of 2008, the aftershocks of which continue to rattle us to the present day.