Dr Meenakshi Rajeev is currently the Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change. She has graduated from IIT Kanpur in Statistics and did her Ph D in Mathematical Economics from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. She has worked as a faculty /taught in University of California at San Diego, Central Michigan University, USA, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, Presidency College, Kolkata. Her areas of research include game theory, banking and credit market, industrial economics, development economics. She has published more than 100 articles in reputed journals and as working papers from India and abroad. Her recent books emerging issues in economic development from Oxford University Press and Financial Access of the Urban Poor in India: A Story of Exclusion from Springer are worth mentioning. She has visited a large number of universities in USA, UK, Germany, France and Norway, including Cornel University, University of California at San Diego, Kassel University, University of Essex etc.