How you can have the best seat in a dream course in economics

CEA Arvind Subramaniam to deliver online classes over a week

GN Bureau | June 1, 2017


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If you want to learn more about the Indian economy, you can’t get a better chance than this. Arvind Subramanian, the chief economic advisor to the government of India and otherwise a teacher at heart, is going to offer an online course on the Indian economy on the Facebook page of the finance ministry during June 11-17.
 
He made the announcement on Twitter:
This is part of “democratising decision-making”, Subramanian has said in the video clip posted on his Twitter handle. He also says that though economics is called a dismal science, learning it “should be fun”. The course will be based on the Economic Survey prepared by him and his team. An effort was made this year to make it more analytical and exciting, he says. The HRD ministry is also chipping in in organising this course.
 
Subramanian, like his predecessor Raghuram Rajan (with whom he shares several things), has been an academic and accomplished author. Before taking up the current assignment, he was the Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, both in Washington DC. His published work for larger audience include ‘Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China's Economic Dominance’ (2011).
 
Subramanian is also going to hold an online workshop for teachers, based on Economic Surveys, this month, using the Swayam platform. 
Teaching is obviously his passion, and he must have been pleased with the recent news that Mumbai University is going to make the Economic Survey, prepared by him and his team, as part of the syllabus from the next academic year. 
 
As for the proposed crash course in the Indian economy, one can get a glimpse of what to expect from his April 21 presentation on ‘The Indian Economy: Prospects and Challenges’ webcast by Peterson Institute. 
 
 
 

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