Indian Government Official to Deliver Annual Rustgi Lecture

“India’s Economic Reforms” is the title of this year’s Rustgi Family Fund Lecture, which will be given by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, finance secretary for India, on Thursday, Nov. 20. His lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m. in Room 101 Luce Hall.

Mr. Ahluwalia has served as finance secretary with the Indian Ministry of Finance since 1993. Prior to that, he was secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance, commerce secretary, and special secretary to the Prime Minister. During the 1970s, he was chief of the Income Distribution Division and deputy chief of the Public Finance Division of the World Bank, where he had served as an economist. A graduate of Oxford University, Mr. Ahluwalia is the author of numerous published articles.

The Rustgi Lecture is sponsored by the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, the Committee on South Asian Studies, and the Economic Growth Center. It is supported by a fund established in 1994 by the Rustgi family in honor of nuclear physicist Moti Lal Rustgi and his wife, Kamla. The fund seeks to enhance the teaching, research and dissemination of knowledge about South Asian studies and life.

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