'If America had a central bank chief like Y. V. Reddy, the US economy would not have been in such a mess.' —Joseph E. Stiglitz, Professor of Economics at Columbia University and Nobel Laureate, to NDTV
'Of all the central bankers I have encountered in recent years...Reddy of the RBI stands out for his perceptive warnings about the mounting perils in unbalanced asset markets and the real economy.' —Stephen Roach, Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, in 'Bloomberg Markets'
'To our knowledge [Dr Reddy] was the only governer of a major central bank who (a) paid any attention to money and credit growth; (b) understood that asset prices play a signalling role in the economy; and (c) applied differential risk-weighting to potentially troublesome sectors well in advance of serious overheating.' —Jim Walker, Founder and Managing Director of Asianomics Limited, in 'Asianomics'
'There is no doubt in my mind that had it not been for the deft handling by Reddy, India could have been a mini version of Iceland, with the economy buckling under overseas borrowing by Indian companies.' —Rajeev Malik, Economist at Macquarie Capital Securities, in 'Financial Times'
'Dr Reddy was called the Guru by all of us on the board of the RBI because of his extraordinary ability to explain complex macroeconomic concepts in simple words.' —N.R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman of the Board and Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies Limited