This book corresponds to the major themes of the G20 agenda. It explores the purpose and evolution of global governance groupings such as the G7 and G8, and also discusses the progress of G20 financial sector reform initiatives - global standards such as Basel III and macro prudential framework and tools.
About the Author
Parthasarathi Shome, Adviser to the Finance Minister, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, has served as Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi. He was Chief Economist, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), United Kingdom (2008–11) and Adviser to the Indian Finance Minister (2004–08), when he also served as Chairman, Empowered Committee for Computerisation of the tax departments, and Permanent Invitee, Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers for VAT/GST. Earlier, he served at the International Monetary Fund (1983–2004) in various capacities, including as the first Senior Economist in the Office of the Managing Director (1988–89), Chief of Tax Policy (1992–95), and Director, IMF Singapore Institute (2001–03). He was Professor of Economics at American University, Washington DC, where he served between 1975 and 1983. He is the author of several books. He has provided technical assistance to over thirty countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. He chaired India's Ninth Five Year Plan and Tenth Five Year Plan Advisory Groups on Tax Policy and Administration. He was Professor at ICRIER (1999–2001) and Director, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi (1995–97). In 2000, he was awarded the highest civilian honour of the Brazilian government, Commander of the Order of the Southern Cross, for his contributions to Brazilian tax reform. He has published in the Journal of Economic Theory, the Journal of Public Economics, the National Tax Journal, Oxford Economic Papers, Public Finance, Public Finance Quarterly, Staff Papers IMF, and other international and national journals. For his PhD thesis on the burden of the corporation income tax, he received the National Tax Association of America award for 'outstanding student of taxation and public finance'. His PhD is from Southern Methodist University (1975), and he holds Master's d