Arvind Subramanian

Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs
Research Interests Global Finance & Banking, International Institutions, Trade
Areas of Interest Growth, Development, India, China, Trade


Arvind Subramanian is a senior fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and a distinguished non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development. He was previously a professor at Ashoka University, a visiting lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School (2018-2020) and the chief economic adviser to the government of India between October 2014 and July 2018. Foreign Policy magazine named him as one of the world's top 100 global thinkers in 2011.


The economics of India, international trade and economic growth.


  • India's Export-Led Growth: Exemplar and Exception
  • Dynamism With Incommensurate Development: The Distinctive Indian Model
  • Validating India's GDP Growth Estimates
  • The Hyperglobalization of Trade and Its Future
  • Institutions Rule: The Primacy of Institutions over Geography and Integration in Economic Development
  • Why Did Financial Globalization Disappoint?
  • Aid and Growth: What does the Cross-Country Evidence Really Show?


The Indian Economy; India and China

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The Future of India

Ashutosh Varshey and Arvind Subramanian were panelists during the annual Hauser Symposium on "The Future of India".
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Arvind Subramanian comments for Hindustan Times, "If the US breaches the limit, then financial markets panic because trust in the single most trusted borrower in the world — Uncle Sam — is jeopardised. And literally every interest rate in every market in the world is priced off US government bonds (the debt). So, if this market is rattled, the risk is of all global markets being rattled."
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