Y V Reddy

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Yaga Venugopal Reddy, better known as Y. V. Reddy (born 17 August 1941), is an Indian economist and a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1964 batch belonging to Andhra Pradesh cadre. Reddy served as governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) (India's central bank) from 6 September 2003 until 5 September 2008.

In 2010, he was awarded India's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan.

Reddy received his M.A. in economics from Madras University, India, and his PhD from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He also holds a diploma in economic planning from the Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands.

Reddy was awarded the degrees of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) by Sri Venkateswara University, India; and Doctor of Civil Law (Honoris Causa) by the University of Mauritius. On 17 July 2008, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics.


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