Dr. Viral V. Acharya is the C V Starr Professor of Economics at the Department of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business and has assumed charge of Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India on January 23, 2017. Dr. Acharya obtained his BTech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay in 1995. Subsequently, he took his PhD in Finance from the New York University Stern School of Business in 2001.
Dr. Acharya has co-edited the books ‘Restoring Financial Stability: How to Repair a Failed System’, John Wiley & Sons, March 2009, ‘Regulating Wall Street: The Dodd-Frank Act’, ‘The New Architecture of Global Finance’, John Wiley & Sons, November 2010, and ‘Dodd-Frank: One Year On’, NYU-Stern and CEPR (released on voceu.org), July 2011. he has also co-authored the books ‘Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac’ and ‘The Debacle of Mortgage Finance’, Princeton University Press, March 2011 and Harper Collins (India), June 2011.
Dr. Acharya has received numerous awards and recognition for his research. He is the recipient of the inaugural Banque de France-Toulouse School of Economics Junior Prize in Monetary Economics and Finance in 2011 and the 2018 Alexandre Lamfalussy Senior Research Fellowship of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). He has received the Best Paper Award in Corporate Finance from the Journal of Financial Economics in 2000, Best Paper Award in Equity Trading at the Western Finance Association Meetings in 2003, Outstanding Referee Award for the Review of Financial Studies in 2003, the inaugural Lawrence G. Goldberg Prize for the Best PhD in Financial Intermediation, Best Paper Award in Asset Pricing from the Journal of Financial Economics in 2005, and an inaugural Rising Star in Finance Award in 2008 and Young Alumni Achiever Award in 2011