Arvind Subramanian

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GST needs a political fix, not a legal one

GST needs a political fix, not a legal one

Rediff.com10 Sep 2020

This is a moment when the leaders at the Centre and states must show true leadership for the sake of the country. And it is the top political leaders, not attorney generals or bureaucrats, who should be sitting together and settling this thorny issue of compensation, says Arvind Subramanian, former Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India.

Universal Basic Income? Telangana has the answer

Universal Basic Income? Telangana has the answer

Rediff.com24 Jul 2018

Telangana's Rythu Bandhu policy is an embryonic UBI, or rather embryonic QUBI (a quasi-universal basic income, pronounced Kyoo-Bee). And it could potentially also be the future of agricultural policy in India, says Arvind Subramanian.

Doubly blessed are we to be alive in the Roger-Rafa era

Doubly blessed are we to be alive in the Roger-Rafa era

Rediff.com28 Jun 2018

'We are truly blessed to bear witness to the divine talents of, and scarcely human displays put on by, Roger Federer and his bromance buddy, rival, nemesis and plausible co-claimant to GOAT ('greatest of all time') status, Rafael Nadal,' says Arvind Subramanian, who steps down as chief economic adviser to the Government of India in September.

If the GST has to really work...

If the GST has to really work...

Rediff.com5 Apr 2017

The GST has been a great achievement, but it does suffer from weaknesses, says Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian.

Why RBI needs to monitor liquidity carefully

Why RBI needs to monitor liquidity carefully

Rediff.com6 May 2016

the RBI will need to fulfil its April 4 pledge to avoid liquidity shortages.

Decoding Budget with the Chief Economic Adviser

Decoding Budget with the Chief Economic Adviser

Rediff.com1 Mar 2015

The Budget would preserve macro-economic stability.

Are India's tactics against the WTO pact sensible?

Are India's tactics against the WTO pact sensible?

Rediff.com30 Jul 2014

India is threatening to block the World Trade Organization (WTO)'s trade facilitation agreement (TFA) reached at Bali last year unless its agricultural policies are permanently excluded from multilateral scrutiny.

Need of the hour: Reform in public sector banks will ensure growth

Need of the hour: Reform in public sector banks will ensure growth

Rediff.com13 Mar 2014

Privatising public sector companies would have encountered significant opposition from their managers as well as from strong unions.