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Arvind Subramanian is an Indian economist and the current Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India, having taken charge of the position on October 16, 2014 succeeding Raghuram Rajan. He served as the Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, both located in Washington DC. Formerly an economist at the International Monetary Fund, he is a widely cited expert on the economics of India, China, and the changing balance of global economic power. He is the author of two books, India's Turn: Understanding the Economic Transformation, published in 2008, Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China's Economic Dominance, published in September 2011, and co-author of Who Needs to Open the Capital Account?, published in 2012. In 2011, Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the world's top 100 global thinkers

Nancy Birdsall is a Senior Fellow and President Emeritus of the Center for Global Development, having served as founding president for its first 15 years from 2001-16. Her current research areas include the roles and financing of the multilateral development banks; climate finance; inequality and the middle class in developing countries; and the long-run effect of modern contraception on women's economic empowerment.

 

Charles R. Kaye, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Warburg Pincus, has been with Warburg Pincus since 1986 and has been jointly responsible for the management of the firm since 2000. Mr. Kaye lived in Hong Kong from 1994 to 1999, where he was instrumental in the launch and development of Warburg Pincus’ Asia operations. Mr. Kaye is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and co-chairman of the Partnership Fund for New York City and CASI's International Advisory Board.


Lant Pritchett is a Professor of the Practice of International Development, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. He taught at the Kennedy School from 2000 to 2004 and from 2007 onward. Before rejoining the Kennedy School in 2007, he was lead socio-economist in the social development group of the South Asia region of the World Bank. He occupied various other positions at the World Bank during his tenure there, beginning in 1988. He was a team member on a number of prominent World Bank publications.