Arvind Virmani

Executive Director, IMF; Affiliate Professor, George Mason University

Arvind Virmani is currently Executive Director at the IMF and Affiliate Professor, George Mason University (and Distinguished Senior Fellow, School of Public Policy - CEMP, GMU). He has been an Adviser to the Indian Government at the highest levels for 25 years, including as Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance and Principle Advisor, Planning Commission.

During this period he advised on a host of economic policy reforms, as Chair of Committees on Public Debt management and Customs duty reform, member of numerous committees and over a hundred policy papers and notes. He has served as Member, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and the Appellate Tribunal for SEBI Act, Chairman, Board of Trustees of SBI Mutual Fund, and Director on the Boards of several financial institutions [LIC, PNB, Allahabad Bank and UTI (Trustee)]. In between he directed the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) as its Chief Executive.

He has published 33 journal articles and 20 book chapters in the areas of macroeconomics, growth and finance, international trade & tariffs and International relations. His books include, The Sudoku of India’s Growth ( BS Books, 2009), From Uni-polar To Tri polar World: Multi-polar Transition Paradox (Academic Foundation, 2009), Propelling India From Socialist Stagnation To Global Power (2006), Accelerating Growth and Poverty Reduction – A Policy Framework for India’s Development (2004).

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