has worked at senior positions with the Daily News and Analysis (DNA) and The Economic Times, in the past. He is also the author of five books. 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 truth, absorbing tale told by Vivek Kaul in his thorough, but fascinating book, Easy Money. A great read.” He has just finished writing his fifth book, Bad Money, which should be out next month. Currently, his writing appears regularly in the Mint, BBC, Dainik Jagran, Firstpost and Bangalore Mirror. Other than this, he has appeared as an expert on the BBC, Mirror Now, CNBC Awaaz and NDTV India. He has also taken to podcasting and is a regular guest on the Seen and the Unseen, one of India’s most popular podcasts on economics. He speaks regularly on economics and finance and has lectured at many institutions including IIM.