Vivek Kaul

Writer, Easy Money Trilogy, India's Big Govt and Bad Money.

Vivek Kaul is an author of several books. In the past, he has worked at senior positions with the Daily News and Analysis (DNA) and The Economic Times, in the past. Currently, he writes for the Mint, Dainik Jagran, Newslaundry, Deccan Herald and the BBC. He also co-hosts the Econ Central podcast with Amit Varma. Kaul has been quoted by The Economist, BBC and CNN. His writing has also appeared in The Times of India, The Hindu, The Hindu Business Line, Business World, Business Today, India Today, Mid-Day, Business Standard, Forbes India, Deccan Chronicle, Deccan Herald, Mumbai Mirror, The Asian Age, Mutual Fund Insight, Outlook Hindi and so on. When it comes to the digital space his writing has appeared on Rediff, Firstpost, Huffington Post, Quartz, Business-Standard and Scroll. He is the author of five books. His fifth book Bad Money—Inside the NPA Mess and How It Threatens the Indian Banking System, was published in June 2020. 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. 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. 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 several IIMs

Current Obsessions

  • Reading crime fiction is my one and only obsession.