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Arvind Subramanian is an Indian economist and the former Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India. Currently, he  is  a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) and a visiting lecturer in public policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He rejoined the Institute in August 2018, following his service as the chief economic advisor to the government of India since October 2014. He joined PIIE in 2007 and later in 2013 was designated as the Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Institute. He has also served as senior fellow at the Center for Global Development.

Before joining PIIE, Subramanian was the assistant director in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. He served at the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) from 1988 to 1992 during the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations and previously taught at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Johns Hopkins’ School for Advanced International Studies.

He obtained his undergraduate degree from St. Stephens College, his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, and his M.Phil and D.Phil from the University of Oxford.

Sheridan Titman is a professor of finance at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the McAllister Centennial Chair in Financial Services at the McCombs School of Business. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Texas, Professor Titman was a Professor at UCLA, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Boston College and spent the 1988-89 academic year in Washington D.C. as the special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy.

Professor Titman’s academic publications include both theoretical and empirical articles on Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance, Real Estate and Energy Finance. He has published over 50 articles in the top professional journals and three books, which are all well-cited by academics and industry professionals.

Professor Titman has served on the editorial boards of leading academic journals, including the Journal of Finance and the Review of Financial Studies, served as an editor of the Review of Financial Studies and was the founding editor of the International Review of Finance.  He has been a board member of the Asian Finance Association, the Financial Management Association, the Western Finance Association, and the American Finance Association and has served as the President of both the Western Finance Association and the American Finance Association.  He is currently the Vice President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.

Professor Titman holds a B.S from the University of Colorado and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.