The government has appointed V Anantha Nageswaran as the chief economic advisor, said the finance ministry in a release short while back. Nageswaran has assumed charge today.

The post of CEA had been vacant for over one and a half month after the former CEA K Subramanian vacated the office in mid December following his decision to go back to academics post completion of the three-year tenure which ended in December 2021.

The appointment comes barely three days before the presentation of the economic survey scheduled on Monday.

“Prior to this appointment, Dr. Nageswaran has worked as a writer, author, teacher and consultant. He has taught at several business schools and institutes of management in India and in Singapore and has published extensively,” the finance ministry release said.

“He was the Dean of the IFMR Graduate School of Business and a distinguished Visiting Professor of Economics at Krea University. He has also been a part-time member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India from 2019 to 2021. He holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst,” the ministry added.

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