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Duflo, Rajan Named to Indian State’s Economic Advisory Panel

Tamil Nadu, India’s No. 2 province by gross state domestic product, will form an economic advisory panel that will tap the expertise of Nobel laureate Esther Duflo and former central bank Governor Raghuram Rajan, among others.

They will be joined by Arvind Subramanian, the former top economic adviser to the federal government, and Jean Dreze, a development economist, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit told the state’s legislative assembly Monday. S. Narayan, a former federal finance secretary, will be the fifth member on the council.