Arvind Subramanian is an Indian economist and the current Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India, having taken charge of the position on 16 October 2014 succeeding Raghuram Rajan.The post of CEA was lying vacant for over a year since Raghuram Rajan left the finance ministry to join the RBI as governor in September 2013.

In 2011, Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the world’s top 100 global thinkers.

He has written on growth, trade, development, institutions, aid, oil, India, Africa, the WTO, and intellectual property. He has published widely in academic and other journals, including the American Economic Review (Papers and proceedings), Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Development Economics, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Oxford Review of Economic Policy, International Monetary Fund Staff Papers, Foreign Affairs, World Economy, and Economic and Political Weekly.

He has also been published and/or cited extensively, including in the Economist, Financial Times, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and the New York Review of Books. He was interviewed on PBS’ Charlie Rose show. He is a columnist for India’s leading financial daily, Business Standard.

His book, India’s Turn: Understanding the Economic Transformation was published in 2008 by Oxford University Press. 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 is currently ranked amongst the top 2 percent of the world’s academic economists in terms of citation of research and publications, according to the widely used REPEC rankings.

1983-1987: D.Phil, University of Oxford.

1981-1983: M. Phil., University of Oxford (INLAKS Scholarship)

1979-1981: Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management, Indian Institute of
Management, Ahmedabad.

1976-1979: B.A. (Hons.) in Economics, St. Stephens College, Delhi University

Publications Finance and Development

“The World Crisis: Reforming the International Financial System,” Economic and Political Weekly, November, 2009 (with John Williamson).

“Why Did Financial Globalization Disappoint?” IMF Staff Papers (with Dani Rodrik), January 2009.

“Aid and Growth: What Does the Cross-Section Evidence Really Show?” Review of Economics and Statistics, (with Raghuram Rajan), 2007.

“Does Aid Affect Governance?” American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, (with Raghuram Rajan), 2007. And Much more..

Trade and Intellectual Property

“From Doha to the Next Bretton Woods: A New Multilateral Trade Agenda,” Foreign Affairs, January 2009 (with Aaditya Mattoo).

“Undervalued Exchange Rates and Sovereign Wealth Funds: WTO and IMF Cooperation,” World Economy, 2009.

“The WTO promotes trade strongly, but unevenly,” Journal of International Economics, (with Shang-Jin Wei), 2007. And Much more


Eclipse : 2011

India’s Turn: Understanding the Economic Transformation : 2008

The World After the Financial Crisis: 2010

“Efficiency, Equity, and Legitimacy: The Multilateral Trading System at the Millenium,” Brookings/Harvard University Press, (edited with Roger Porter and Pierre Sauvé), 2002.