Arvind Subramanian

Arvind Subramanian is a renowned Indian economist and the former Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India from October 2014 to June 2018. Arvind Subramanian is a senior fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and a distinguished fellow at the Center for Global Development.

As chief economic adviser, Subramanian oversaw the publication of the annual Economic Survey of India, which became a widely read document on Indian economic policy and development and elevated the public discourse on economics. Among the major proposals carried out during his tenure were increases in public investment, a uniform goods and services tax (GST), attempts to tackle the Twin Balance Sheet challenge by enacting a bankruptcy code, creating the financial and digital platform for connectivity (the so-called JAM trinity), and codifying the flexible inflation targeting regime.