Before joining the Asia-Pacific desk, Dr. Rajan headed the Political Risk team responsible for global calibration of political and business risks and development of the team’s methodology. He joined the company in December 2013 and moved to IHS Markit Country Risk team’s Asia-Pacific desk in September 2016. Previously, he worked in the Financial Stability wing of the Bank of England, built stochastic forecasting models for Moore Stephens consulting firm, and worked in RBS's equity derivatives business. At the Bank of England he worked with what was then the Financial Services Authority and HM Treasury to assess systemic credit and liquidity risks to UK financial stability, providing briefings for the Governor of the Bank of England and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. At Moore Stephens Consulting he developed modelling solutions for a range of businesses, focusing mainly on claims provisioning and capital adequacy for insurers. At RBS, his team acted as a node between the equity derivatives trading desk, risk control functions and settlements. His academic work has focused on emerging Asia, with a dissertation comparing Indonesia and Malaysia in the Asian financial crisis and doctoral work assessing the politico-economic causes and public health consequences of income inequality in India using linear and logistic regression. Dr. Rajan holds a Master of Philosophy in Political Studies and Master of Arts in International Political Economy from the University of London, and he earned a Ph.D. in Political Economy from the University of Cambridge, UK.