The RBI had a vacancy for deputy governor after Urjit Patel was promoted to Governor earlier this year. Photograph: (Reuters)
Acharya is a professor at the Stern School of Business and will be one of the four deputy governors of the RBI
The Indian government has appointed Viral V. Acharya, a professor of economics at New York University, as one of the Reserve Bank of India's four deputy governors for a term of three years, according to a statement on Wednesday.
The RBI had a vacancy for deputy governor after Urjit Patel was promoted to the post of governor earlier this year.
The statement did not mention which portfolio Acharya would be assigned. Patel had headed the prestigious monetary policy, which is now overseen by RBI Deputy Governor R. Gandhi as part of a widened remit.
Acharya teaches at the Stern School of Business in New York university. According to his resume, he has research interests in regulation of banks, corporate finance, credit risk and asset pricing.