Raghuram Rajan, the former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, sees a 2018 global economy in fairly good shape but a financial industry that is "far from being in the clear." In an interview with The Nikkei, the University of Chicago professor also warned that the world needs to stay vigilant against new and unforeseeable risks. This is the first in a series of interviews with prominent players in the financial, policymaking, industrial and academic sectors.
Q: It seems that optimism for the global economy is spreading in 2018. What is your view?