On Tuesday 5th March, IPF will be hosting Dr Rathin Roy - Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi - for a talk on Economic Reforms in the context of India marking 75 years of independence in 2022.
Dr Rathin Roy has extensive experience in managing economic reforms in India and globally having worked in a number of countries. He will will expand on the Indian Government’s Strategic Vision for achieving economic goals as the Indian economy has over taken France and the UK in GDP rankings and recent OECD forecasts predict India will soon eclipse China as the world’s fastest growing economy.
What policies have the government put in place to target the potential obstacles to this growth, such as corruption, security threats and social inequalities? And how can these reforms be organized to ensure they will benefit all sectors of society?
IPF is looking forward to the lively debate and interactive debate session.
Interactive Session on
India & Global Economies: Future Perspective
Tuesday, 5th March 2019
High Commission of India, India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA
Dr. Rathin Roy is the Director of National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Government of India. With postings in London, New York, Kathmandu, Brasilia and Bangkok, he has worked as an Economic Diplomat and Policy Advisor with the United Nations Development Program, with a particular focus on emerging economies. He has also worked as an investment banker and as an academic economist, with research on fiscal space, fiscal decentralization, macro-fiscal policy, and the economics of institutions. Dr. Roy is Member, India Advisory Committee, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Inquiry into a Sustainable Financial System, Member on the Meta Council on Inclusive Growth, World Economic Forum, Geneva, and Member, Poverty Task Force, Government of India.
Dr. Roy holds a Ph.D and an M.Phil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, an MA in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University and BA (Hons) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. His past positions include: Director and Regional Manager Asia Pacific Regional Centre, United Nations Development Programme Bangkok (2012-13); Director International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, United Nations Development Programme, Brasilia, Brazil (2009- 2012); Economic Advisor in the Thirteenth Finance Commission, Government of India, New Delhi in the Rank of Joint Secretary to the Government of India (2008-2009); Cluster Public Finance and Macroeconomics and Public Finance Advisor, Poverty Group Bureau for Development Policy in the United Nations Development Programme, New York (May 2002 - May 2008); Academic Director and Associate Professor, Department of Economics, SOAS, University of London (1998-2000); Policy Economist, University of Manchester (September 1993- July 1995); and Portfolio Manager, Investment Banking Division, Grindlays Bank, Mumbai (1990).