V. V. Chari is currently the Paul W. Frenzel Land Grant Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. He has been a professor of economics at the University of Minnesota since 1994 and is a former chair of the Department of Economics there. Chari has been an advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis since 1994, where previously he was also a senior research officer.
Chari received his Ph.D from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1980. His research focuses on banking, fiscal, and monetary policy and issues of economic development.
Chari serves in many capacities for various organizations, including serving on the board of editors of the Journal of Economic Theory, Macrodynamics, the Review of Economic Dynamics, Econometrica, and the Journal of Economic Literature. In 1998, he was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society.