Arvind Subramanian

Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India

Arvind Subramanian is the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India, on leave from his position as the Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He also holds a joint appointment at the Center for Global Development and is Senior Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University. He had served at the International Monetary Fund since 1992, most recently as Assistant Director in the research department (2004–07). He worked at the GATT (1988–92) during the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations and taught at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (1999–2000). During his career at the Fund, he worked on trade, development, Africa, India, and the Middle East.

Subramanian has written on growth, trade, development, institutions, aid, oil, India, Africa, the World Trade Organization, and intellectual property. He has published widely in academic and other journals. He is coeditor of Efficiency, Equity, and Legitimacy: The Multilateral Trading System at the Millennium with Roger Porter and Pierre Sauvé (Brookings/Harvard University Press, 2002). He obtained his undergraduate degree from St. Stephens College, Delhi; MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India; and M.Phil. and D.Phil. from the University of Oxford.

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