Arvind Subramanian is on leave for public service from his position as the Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He currently serves as the chief economic advisor to the government of India. He has also served as senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. His book Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China's Economic Dominance was published in September 2011, and he is coauthor of Who Needs to Open the Capital Account? (2012). Foreign Policy magazine has named him as one of the world's top 100 global thinkers in 2011.
He was assistant director in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. He served at the GATT (1988–92) during the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations and taught at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government (1999–2000) and at Johns Hopkins' School for Advanced International Studies (2008–10).
He has written on growth, trade, development, institutions, aid, oil, India, Africa, and the World Trade Organization. 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 published or been cited in leading magazines and newspapers, including the Economist, Financial Times, Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and New York Review of Books. He contributes frequently to the Financial Times and is a columnist in India's leading financial daily, Business Standard.
He advises the Indian government in different capacities, including as a member of the Finance Minister's Expert Group on the G-20. His book India's Turn: Understanding the Economic Transformation was published in 2008 by Oxford University Press.
He obtained his undergraduate degree from St. Stephens College, Delhi; his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, India; and his M.Phil and D.Phil from the University of Oxford, UK.
"Currency Undervaluation and Sovereign Wealth Funds: A New Role for the World Trade Organization," World Economy, 32, no. 8 (with Aaditya Mattoo), August 2009. Originally published as Peterson Institute Working Paper 08-2.
WBUR's On Point Modern India: Big Growth, Big Problems Audio | September 12, 2013 Arvind Subramanian joins Adam Roberts from the Economist, Anand Giridharadas from the New York Times, and WBUR's Tom Ashbrook for an hour-long discussion on India's economic growing pains.
NPR's Morning Edition BRICS Nations Reveal World Bank Alternative Audio | March 29, 2013 Arvind Subramanian explains to NPR that the BRICS countries plan to establish their own development bank because they are frustrated with the status quo at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
The American Interest Which Nations Failed? Book review | October 30, 2012 Arvind Subramanian offers a critique of Why Nations Fail, citing China and India as examples that do not fit the book's central conclusion.
CCTV's Biz Asia Subramanian on US-India Strategic Dialogue Video | October 10, 2012 Arvind Subramanian tells CCTV what to expect from the US-India Strategic Dialogue, noting the US-India trade relationship has been on autopilot while the China-India trade relationship has grown.
Wall Street Journal | Road Warrior Why the Skies Are for Readers Interview | August 27, 2012 "Reading big books on flights...[t]here's a heightened awareness and sensitivity to good literature," shares Arvind Subramanian, author of Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China's Economic Dominance. This unique scholar's bookworm tendencies, the romance of train travel, his two airport vices, and more are revealed in this Road Warrior interview from the Wall Street Journal.
Atlantic Council India's Economic Slowdown Video | August 10, 2012 Arvind Subramanian gives a presentation on India's economic slowdown and joins Shuja Nawaz, director of the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center, for a discussion broadcast by C-SPAN.