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Governance and Quota Reforms

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About the Speakers

Dr. Arvind Virmani

Arvind Virmani is member of NIti Aayog. He was Chairman of the Foundation for Economic Growth and Welfare (EGROW) and President of the Forum For Strategic Initiatives (FSI, Delhi). He has been a Mentor (economic policy) to FICCI & a member of RBI Technical Advisory Committee on Monetary policy He was earlier Executive Director, IMF and Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance and Principal Advisor, Planning Commission. During his tenure he advised on a host of economic policy reforms, through 100s of policy papers, notes and committees. He has served as Member, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and as Director & Chief executive of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). He has published 35 journal articles and 20 book chapters and written over 50 other working papers in the areas of Macroeconomics, growth and finance, tax reform, International trade & Tariffs, International relations, and national security strategy.

Edwin M. Truman

Edwin M. Truman was associated with the Peterson Institute for International Economics from 2001 to 2020. He joined the Institute as a senior fellow and was nonresident senior fellow from July 2013 through December 2020 when he resigned. He was appointed as a senior fellow of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard's Kennedy School for 2021. Previously he served as assistant secretary of the US Treasury for International Affairs from December 1998 to January 2001 and returned as counselor to the secretary March–May 2009. He directed the Division of International Finance of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1977 to 1998.

Truman has also been a visiting economics lecturer at Amherst College and a visiting economics professor at Williams College. He has published on international monetary economics, international debt problems, economic development, and European economic integration. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Threat or Salvation? (2010), Reforming the IMF for the 21st Century (2006), A Strategy for IMF Reform (2006), Chasing Dirty Money: The Fight Against Money Laundering (2004), and Inflation Targeting in the World Economy (2003).

Paulo Nogueira Batista Jr.

Paulo Nogueira Batista Jr. Born in Rio de Janeiro, in 1955. Economist, he was executive director for Brazil and other countries at the IMF, in Washington, DC, between 2007 and 2015, and vice-president of the New Development Bank, established by the BRICS in Shanghai, in 2015 to 2017.

Previously, he was special secretary for economic affairs at the Ministry of Planning in 1985-86, during the administration of João Sayad, and advisor for external debt matters to the Minister of Finance, Dilson Funaro, in 1986-87. He headed the Center for Monetary Studies and International Economics at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro from 1986 to 1989. He was a visiting researcher at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of São Paulo in 1996-98 and again in 2002-04 . He has been a professor and researcher at Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo since 1989, from which he is currently licensed.

He is the author of the books Myth and reality in the Brazilian external debt (1983, Paz e Terra), From the international crisis to the Brazilian moratorium (1988, Paz e Terra), The economy as it is … (3rd ed. 2002, Boitempo) and O Brazil and the international economy: recovery and defense of national autonomy (2005, Elsevier).

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