Govt appoints Krishnamurthy Subramanian as new Chief Economic Advisor for three years

New Delhi: The Centre on Friday appointed economist Krishnamurthy Subramanian as India’s new chief economic adviser (CEA) for three years. The position was vacant since September 2018.

Subramanian, a PhD graduate from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and currently an associate professor at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, has been given a three-year tenure.

“The appointments committee of the cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal for the appointment of Dr Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Associate Professor and ED(CAF), ISB, Hyderabad, to the post of Chief Economic Adviser,” said a government press release issued on Friday afternoon.

He replaces economist Arvind Subramanian, who resigned from the post in June 2018 and left the country in August 2018. Arvind Subramanian’s term was supposed to end in May 2019.

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