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Hello, and welcome to Arvind Rajan's home page. Here you will find random musings on subjects ranging from financial markets to  religious philosophy to essays on the author's home town, Chennai. Please follow the links below or on the left to get to the appropriate section.

Recent Essays and other Writings

Chennai at the Crossroads (2007): A travelogue-cum-analysis of Chennai's triumphs and tribulations (35pages)

Hinduism 2.0 : An analysis of Hinduism's decline and a an interesting proposal on how to revive the eternal religion.


Recent Professional Writings


 My book on Structured Credit Markets: 

The Structured Credit Handbook, by Arvind Rajan, Glen Mcdermott, and Ratul Roy, John Wiley and Sons

The Structured Credit Handbook is a comprehensive introduction to all types of credit-linked financial instruments. This book provides state-of-the-art primers on Credit Default Swaps (CDS), single tranche collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), credit derivatives (such as credit default swaps and swaptions), and credit derivative indexes.

An Empirical Analysis of the Pricing of Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDOs): by Francis Longstaff and Arvind Rajan, forthcoming in the Journal of Finance.