About Vivek

Vivek Kaul is a freelance writer who has worked at senior positions with the Daily News and Analysis (DNA) and The Economic Times, in the past. He is a commentator on the Indian economy and currently his writing appears regularly in the Mint, BBC, Dainik Jagran, Newslaundry and Bangalore Mirror. He has been quoted in The Economist, BBC and CNN. He co-hosts the popular economics podcast Econ Central with Amit Varma.

Kaul is the author of five books. His fifth book Bad Money—Inside the NPA Mess and How It Threatens the Indian Banking System, has just been released by Harper Collins and is already a bestseller on Amazon. India’s Big Government—The Intrusive State and How It Is Hurting Us, his fourth book, was published in January 2017.

He is also the author of the Easy Money trilogy, a series of three books on the history of money and banking, and how that caused the financial crisis that started in 2008 and is still on. The books were re-published by HarperCollins, in May 2018, having first been published between 2013 and 2015.

The Hindu had this to say about Kaul and Easy Money: “This indigenous writer has written a book which is truly global in every sense. [We] would take the liberty of placing him in the same league as a Niall Ferguson or a Peter Bernstein, even though this is Vivek Kaul’s first book.”

Al Ries, globally respected author and marketing consultant, had this to say about Easy Money: “Forget what you think you know about money and read the true, absorbing tale told by Vivek. Kaul in his thorough, but fascinating book, Easy Money. A great read.”

Other than this, he has appeared as an expert on the BBC, Mirror Now, CNBC Awaaz and NDTV India. He speaks regularly on economics and finance and has lectured at IIM Bangalore, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Vishakhapatnam, NMIMS and the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, among others, in the past.

Vivek Kaul