Three names in the running for the next chief economic adviser
Before the outgoing Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) KV Subramanian’s three-year term expires next week, three names have been shortlisted for the post. Two candidates – Pami Dua, professor at the Delhi School of Economics, and Poonam Gupta, director general of the National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) – as well as senior economic adviser Sanjeev Sanyal were shortlisted by the government for the post, have indicated sources. .
A selection committee headed by 15th Finance Committee chairman NK Singh prepared the list and reviewed more than 10 names. The Center had called for nominations for the post of chief economic adviser in October after incumbent KV Subramanian announced his return to academia after his three-year tenure ended on December 17.
In December 2018, KV Subramanian, professor at ISB Hyderabad, took charge of CEA, succeeding Arvind Subramanian.
Prior to joining NCAER in April this year, Gupta was Chief Economist, Global Macro and Market Research, International Finance Corporation and Lead Economist for India at the World Bank. Previously, she was the Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor at the National Institute of Finance and Public Policy and also worked with the International Monetary Fund. She was inducted last month as a part-time member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council.
Longtime professor Dua was previously a member of the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee. She has taught at the University of Connecticut and Yale University and served on various RBI and government expert committees.
Sanyal, a former global strategist and managing director of Deutsche Bank, was appointed senior economic adviser in February 2017.
With pre-budget discussions having already started, Sanyal is expected to be tasked with overseeing the work of the economic study until the CEA’s appointment, an official said.