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New GDP back-series data hurts credibility: Ex-CEA Arvind Subramanian

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Arvind Subramanian, former chief economic advisor | Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar
Arvind Subramanian, former chief economic advisor | Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

Former chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian said on Sunday the new gross domestic product back-series data, released late last month by the Central Statistics Office and NITI Aayog, raised a lot of questions and hurt the credibility of official data. “As an economist I have to say it (the new series) has created a lot of questions. If you look at the other indicators during that period, you see a difference between what those indicators show and what the recent back-series shows. It demands an explanation,” Subramanian said.  Currently a visiting ...