Good news from India

U.S.-based economist Arvind Subramanian is poised to be named as chief economic adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, two sources at the finance ministry said on Friday.

There is more here, via David Wessel.  Here are previous MR posts on Subramanian.

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How is this good or bad news?

Being unable to find a decent state advisor in one of the largest country of Earth to be considered as good news ? I really couldn't imagine it was such a hard job...

Unless you mean getting appointing some sexy capital-friendly muppet was the way to go.

Does the poor bugger have to go and live in India? Even in the wet season?

Don't know enough about the man to have an opinion one way or another. But arguably every nation could use an adviser or two from outside the country. Different perspective and all that.

Calebasse: "Being unable to find a decent state advisor in one of the largest country of Earth to be considered as good news ? I really couldn’t imagine it was such a hard job" . True. If the Indian government could not find someone from among the premier economics research centres in the country , they should be shut down since they run in tax payer's money.
dearieme: yes the "poor bugger" has to live in India, that too in New Delhi, with summers so blazing that hell may as well be located there.

He shares a name with one of the most talented Indian musicians of all time. You may find some classical violinists who can move their fingers faster, but this guy is a true musician, from the inside out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._Subramaniam. I'd book a half hour off to do nothing else but listen. It is not background music, as some might be tempted to treat it.

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