The Indian Economy: Prospects and Challenges


April 21, 2017, 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
PIIE Webcast, Washington, DC

Arvind Subramanian (Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India)

Event Summary

On April 21, 2017, Arvind Subramanian, chief economic advisor to the government of India, provided his assessment of the Indian economy three years after the Modi government came into power. 

Subramanian was appointed by India's finance minister as the chief economic advisor to the government of India in October 2014. He has served with distinction and has been influential in both the Indian public debate and in the analyses behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policies. He is currently on leave from his position as the Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute. Subramanian has also served as a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and previously was assistant director in the research department of the International Monetary Fund. He is author of numerous widely-cited academic studies on trade and growth as well as of the award-winning book, Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China’s Economic Dominance, which the Institute published in 2011.