Special 15th Anniversary IPF Event

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Special 15th Anniversary IPF Event

Reflections: India’s Chief Economic Advisor
in Conversation

Dr Arvind Subramanian

talking to

Prof Karthik Muralidharan
Tata Chancellor’s Endowed Chair, University of California, San Diego

Arvind Subramanian is the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India and will be leaving that position soon after nearly four years in the Ministry of Finance. In a glowing tribute, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has written about Subramanian’s tenure, “I will miss his dynamism, energy, intellectual ability, and ideas. He would walk into my room—at times, several times a day—addressing me as ‘Minister’ to give either the good news or otherwise. His departure will be missed by me. But I know that his heart is very much here.”

Subramanian was the Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC and has taught at the Harvard Kennedy School and at Johns Hopkins’ SAIS. Subramanian has been a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, Assistant Director in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, and served at the GATT in Geneva during the Uruguay Round.

He is widely acknowledged for his expert knowledge of the economics of India and China. Besides papers in journals and collected works, Subramanian has written a number of books including India’s Turn: Understanding the Economic Transformation (2008); Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China’s Economic Dominance (2011); and Who Needs to Open the Capital Account? (2012). He has published in leading magazines and newspapers, including The Economist, The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has dramatically elevated the analytical quality and presentation of ideas in the four Economic Surveys of the Government of India that he has guided. Arvind received a BA in Economics from St. Stephens College, Delhi, an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad, and an MPhil and DPhil from Oxford University.

This special event marks the 15th Anniversary of IPF and is part of the annual two-day IPF conference to be held in New Delhi on July 10-11, 2018.

Prior registration is required. For queries, please contact Ms Sudesh Bala at sbala@ncaer.org or 91-11-2345-2722.

About the India Policy Forum: The NCAER India Policy Forum is organised annually in New Delhi and promotes rigorous, world-class, empirical economic research on India with commissioned papers, an annual summer conference leading to an international journal, and the Annual IPF Lecture. The IPF provides a unique combination of intense scholarship and policymaker engagement at its summer conference. As India’s policy challenges become ever more complex, besides original empirical research the IPF now also features expert review articles that define the best available, research-based, policy guidance on issues of topical importance. An international Advisory Panel and an international Research Panel guide the IPF, with many panel members joining the summer conference. The IPF’s current editors are Shekhar Shah (NCAER), Barry Bosworth (Brookings), and Karthik Muralidharan (UC, San Diego). The IPF enters its 15th year in 2018, and for its first decade was a partnership with the Brookings Institution in Washington DC.

  • Event Date

    11 July 2018
  • Location

    The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi