The Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations is an autonomous, policy-oriented, not-for-profit economic policy think tank. ICRIER’s main focus is to enhance the knowledge content of policy making by undertaking analytical research that is targeted at improving India’s interface with the global economy. ICRIER’s office is located in the prime institutional complex of India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. ICRIER conducts thematic research in the following seven thrust areas: macro-economic management in an open economy, trade openness, restructuring and competitiveness, financial sector liberalization and regulation, WTO-related issues, regional economic co-operation with focus on south Asia, strategic aspects of India’s international economic relations and environment and climate change. To effectively disseminate research findings, ICRIER organizes workshops, seminars and conferences to bring together policy makers, academicians, industry representatives and media persons to create a more informed understanding on issues of major policy interest.

Parthasarathi Shome

Parthasarathi Shome is Director & Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi, which backstops India’s Ministry of Finance on G20. He was the official Indian delegate, G20 Finance Ministers’ conference, Washington D.C., September 2011, and G20 Framework Working Group Meeting, India.  He served as Chief Economist, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), United Kingdom (2008-11); Adviser to Indian Finance Minister (2004-08); and has held positions with the International Monetary Fund (1983-2004) including as Chief of Tax Policy (1992-95), and Director, IMF Singapore Institute (2001-03). Shome provides technical assistance to countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. In 2000 he was awarded the highest civilian honour of Brazil, Commander of the Order of the Southern Cross, 2000. He holds a Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University, Dallas.