Arvind Subramanian is senior fellow jointly at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development and senior research professor at the Johns Hopkins University. He was assistant director in the research department of the International Monetary Fund, where he worked on trade, development, Africa, India and the Middle East. He has also served at the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) during the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations and taught at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
Subramanian has written on growth, trade, development, climate change and renewable energy, oil, India, Africa, the WTO and intellectual property. He has published widely in academic and other journals, including the American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), Foreign Affairs, World Economy and Economic and Political Weekly. He has also published or been cited in leading magazines and newspapers, including The Economist, Financial Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and New York Review of Books. He has been interviewed on PBS Charlie Rose Show and is a columnist for India's leading financial daily, Business Standard.
Subramanian's book, India's Turn: Understanding the Economic Transformation, was published in 2008 . He is co-editor of Efficiency, Equity, and Legitimacy: The Multilateral Trading System at the Millennium with Roger Porter and Pierre Sauv. An Indian national, he obtained his undergraduate degree from St. Stephens College, Delhi; his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, India; and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Oxford.