Why CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian wants to remain an independent voice

Banking sector reform is obviously something I care about. Also, as an engineer turned economist I think about technological solutions to economic problems, he said

Krishnamurthy Subramanian
Krishnamurthy Subramanian| Illustration by Binay Sinha

In the Mahabharata, Arjuna and Dronacharya were in opposite camps. They fulfilled what they felt was their dharma. But that does not mean any love or respect was lost between the two”. That’s Krishnamurthy Subramanian, India’s chief economic advisor, responding to our query on his views that have at times differed sharply with Raghuram Rajan, his teacher at the Chicago Booth School of Business. Subramanian says he has differed with his mentor on “some policies”, but that doesn’t take away anything from the relationship.   Though he refuses to go into ...