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Ep. 153: Fixing NPAs in Indian Banks

Ep. 153: Fixing NPAs in Indian Banks

Update: 2020-10-29


Former RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya talks to host Pavan Srinath about understanding and fixing India's persistent Bank NPA problem.

This is the first of two episodes on The Pragati Podcast where Viral Archarya talks about his new book, The Quest for Financial Stability in India. The book can be purchased here:

On Episode 153, Viral unpacks the problem of NPAs or Non Performing Assets. He discusses how Indian banks continue to suffer from having bad loans on their balance sheets, and how it can halt India's economic progress. He also explores the idea of Fiscal Dominance, and how it has become a 'theory of everything' in India.

Viral V. Acharya is the C.V. Starr Professor of Economics in the Department of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business (NYU-Stern) and an Academic Advisor to the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Philadelphia. Viral was a Deputy Governor at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) between January 2017 and July 2019, and was in charge of Monetary Policy, Financial Markets, Financial Stability, and Research.

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Ep. 153: Fixing NPAs in Indian Banks

Ep. 153: Fixing NPAs in Indian Banks

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