Arvind Subramanian is the Chief Economic Advisor to the government of India. He was Assistant Director in the Research Department of the IMF, served at the GATT, and taught at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and at Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. In 2011, Foreign Policy Magazine named him one of the top 100 global thinkers. He obtained his undergraduate degree from St. Stephens College, Delhi; MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad; and M.Phil. and D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, UK.


  • Institution: Ministry of Finance, Government of India
  • Start Date: June 11th, 2017
  • End date: June 17th, 2017
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (the course will be available Online).

Course Name & Faculty

Contemporary Themes in India’s Economic Development and the Economic Survey.

Dr. Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser.


  • Course Overview

    This course will cover the history of Indian economic development and the current progress, challenges and strategy going forward. It will cover these themes through the analysis presented in the Economic Surveys of the previous three years (2014-15 to 2016-17). The detailed overview of the syllabus is provided below. This course is suitable for students and teachers of Economics both at the undergraduate and advanced levels as well as policymakers interested in the Indian economy.

  • Learning Outcomes:

    This course will help in developing an in-depth understanding of the Indian economy- its history, recent developments, and impending challenges. The participants will become proficient in understanding and analyzing macroeconomic developments and policy. They will also become familiar with the current dominant thoughts and tools used for economic policy making and research.

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