Selected Speeches

 – Professional conferences and seminars, presentations and addresses during Chairmanship of International Tax Research and Analysis Foundation (ITRAF), March 2015 – present

Conference on “Emerging International Taxation Matters” and release of the volume International Taxation in the Digital Era, edited by Parthasarathi Shome, London School of Economics (LSE), Department of Law, 13th March,2020, London.

“The Future-Global Concerns and India’s Ambitions”, The Reform Club, Economic and Current affairs Dinner, 12th March, 2020, London.

“International taxation: Indirect taxation models, trends and lessons for India”, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), 12th February, 2020, Bangalore, India.

“Thoughts & Reflections on the Current State of Indian Economy”, Rotary Club of Bangalore, 10th February, 2020, India.

“Union Budget 2020-21 & International Taxation”, One-day Conference of ITRAF and release of the volume International  Taxation in the Digital Era, edited by Parthasarathi Shome, Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC), 8th  February, 2020, Bangalore, India.

“Indian Economy”, St. Xavier’s University, 1st February, 2020, Kolkata, India.

“Economic Policymaking: Experiences and Views”, BML Munjal University, 29th January, 2020, Gurugram, India.

“The psychology of international taxation: panel discussion in association with ITRAF”, Advanced Diploma of International Taxation (ADIT’s) Conference 2019, 13th September, 2019, Ironmongers’ Hall, London.

“Moving Forward with Leadership: In Entrepreneurship and Management”, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI’s) Interactive Meet with CFO’s and CEO’s, 9th August, 2019, Chennai, India.

“International Taxation in the Digital Era”, Two-day Conference, ITRAF, 2-3 August 2019, at Taj Vivanta, MG Road, Bangalore, India.

ITIC Board Luncheon/Diplomatic Dialogue, International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), 20th June, 2019, London.

Panel discussion on “Tax trends – Reading the tea leaves”, India Tax Symposium 2019, PwC, 13-15th March, 2019, at JW Marriott, Jaipur, India.

Book Release, Virtus in Arduis : I Did It My Way, by Parthasarathi Shome, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI), 9th January, 2019, Bengaluru.

BEPS and Beyond BEPS : Recent Global Developments Post Ratification of Multilateral Instrument (MLI)”, Joint Conference Between Foundation for International Taxation (FIT), India & International Bureau of  Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), Amsterdam in Cooperation with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 6th – 8th December, 2018, Mumbai.

“Relevance of Tax Reform on Business Decisions”, Tax Policy Conference, Forum on Economic and Fiscal Policy (FEFP), 26th October, 2018, Amsterdam.

“Goods and Services Tax & Tax Administration”, National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN), 16th August, 2018, Faridabad.

“Theory and Investigation: Empirics Strikes Back”, Young Presidents of India, 24th July, 2018, Chennai.

“Treaty Abuse: Analysis and Domestic Legislation on GAAR in India”, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), 16th  May, 2018, London.

“Multilateral Instrument (MLI): An Indian Perspective”, 4th IBFD Africa Tax Symposium, 9-11th  May, 2018, Mombasa, Kenya.

“Biannual Graduation Event”, ADIT, Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), 3rd May, 2018, London.

“Income or Consumption Tax?”,  4th Asia-Pacific Regional Tax Conference, International Fiscal Association (IFA), 19-20th  April, 2018, Taipei.

“Contours of Tax Design”, LSE, Taxation Seminar, 19th February, 2018, London.

Workshop on ITRAF research, BCIC, 24thJanuary, 2018, Bangalore.

“Implementation of BEPS : Role of Multilateral Instrument and other BEPS Approaches”, Foundation for International Taxation, 7-9th December , 2017, Mumbai.

@Seminar at LSE@, 30th November, 2017, London.

“25th Anniversary Board of Directors Meeting”, ITIC, 9th – 10th November, 2017, London.

“Transparency and the Brave New World of Information Exchange”, TAXAND, 4-5th May, 2017, Germany.

“Taxation & Financial Reforms in India”, Bangalore International Centre (BIC), 26th April, 2017, Bangalore.

“Recent Tax Reforms and the Road Ahead- An Analytical View”, Merchant’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), 7th April, 2017, Kolkata.

“Panel Discussion on GAAR and PoEM “, PwC, 23rd March, 2017, Bangalore.

“India and the OECD BEPS agenda”, Deloitte, 20th March, 2017, Mumbai.

Book Release, Development and Taxation: 60 Critical Commentaries, By Parthasarathi Shome, ASSOCHAM, 17th March, 2017, New Delhi.

“Gearing up to GAAR-The New Regime”, The Society of Auditors, The Chartered Accountants Study Circle, 11th March, 2017, Chennai.

“International Tax Conference on Changed Paradigm of Tax Bases and Tax   Administration”, BCIC, 3rd and 4th March, 2017, Bangalore.

“Reflections on the FY18 Union Budget”, Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), 27th February, 2017, Chennai.

“Budget and Beyond… What Next for Indian Economy”, Budget Discussion Harvard Business School Alumni Club, 23rd February, 2017, Bangalore.

ITRAF’s Conference on BEPS, 8th November, 2016, ITC WINDSOR, Bangalore, India.

“Board of Directors Briefing and Dinner”- ITIC – 31st October, 2016, London, United Kingdom.

Conferencia “Transformación tributaria en la India, simplificación”- CESICAM – Universidad     Externado de Colombia, 3rd October, 2016, Bogotá, Colombia.

Workshop on ITRAF research: Current Matters on Direct and Indirect Taxation in India, 30th July, 2016, Bangalore.

“Beyond Tax Policy” – The Forum on Economic and Fiscal Policy- Royal Tropical Institute, 13th May, 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Address, “Developments in the Group of 20 (G20)”, ITIC Diplomatic Dialogue Luncheon for Asia, House of Lords, 10th March, 2016, London, UK.

Key Note Address, at the “9th Asia/Africa IFA Conference 2015”, Balaclava, Mauritius, 7- 8th May, 2015.

Inaugural lecture, “Transfer Pricing Summit 2014”, Transfer Pricing Minds, The World’s Leading Independent Transfer Pricing Forum, London, UK, March 10-11th, 2015.

Selected international speaking activities (2012-14)

Speaker, “TP Minds Transfer Pricing Summit 2014”, IBC’s Asia Transfer Pricing Summit, Singapore, September 24-25, 2014.

Speaker, “Asia-Pacific Anti-Avoidance Legislation and Practice”, East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, China, July 5, 2014.

Presentation, Discussion and Consultation, Suzhou Tax Bureau, Suzhou Industrial Park, China, July 6, 2014.

Presentation, “Developments in GAAR – India, New Zealand and Singapore”, the Centre for Law and Business, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, the International Fiscal Association (Singapore) and the Tax Academy of Singapore, July 9, 2014.

Keynote paper, “Prevailing Concerns and Future Road Map for VAT/GST Reform”, 10th Asia Pacific Tax Forum, hosted by Ministry of Finance of Thailand and International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), Washington, Bangkok, October 2-4, 2013.

Talk at Atlee Room, House of Lords, United Kingdom, on Recent Development of India’s Tax Policies, Invitation of Lord Waverly, Co-Chairman, ITIC Board, June 11, 2013.

Speaker, “International Tax Conference: Protecting the Tax Base”, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Stockholm, Sweden, June 13-14, 2013.

Lectures at Atlee Room, House of Lords, United Kingdom, on Tax Policy and Global Environment, Invitation of Lord Waverly, Chairman, ITIC Board, October 25, 2011, and June 26, 2012.

August 2013 – February 2015, during Chairmanship, Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC), New Delhi

Invitee, Examination of “The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Second Amendment) Bill, 2014, by Select Committee of Rajya Sabha, Kolkata, 24 June, 2014.

Guest Speaker and Speech on “Indirect Tax Reform and Economic Development”, Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) at the 98th Annual General Meeting Bangalore, 29 June, 2015.

Inaugural Keynote Address, “International Fiscal Association-Sub-Chapter, Bangalore, 1 July, 2015.

Chair, “Tax Reforms” at the National Tax Conference of the All India Federation of Tax Practitioners, Ahmadabad, 11 July, 2015.

Chief Guest, “Removing Road Blocks to Economic Growth with a National Tax System” organized by SCMS School of Business, Kochi, 20 July, 2015.

Inaugural Speech, “Tax Reforms and Economic Development” at Economist Club, Kochi, 30 July, 2015.

January 2013 – April 2014 while Adviser to Indian Finance Minister, New Delhi

 Keynote Speaker, Workshop on Transfer Pricing: Perspective, Issues and Way Forward, Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, New Delhi, April 21, 2014.

Chief Guest, National Seminar on Tax Reforms & CMAs, Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI), Kolkata, April 7, 2014.

Keynote Speaker, Future Course of Tax Administration Reforms, 94th ASSOCHAM Foundation Day Lecture, ASSOCHAM, New Delhi, March 26, 2014.

Special Address, Tax Reforms and Indian Economy, National Defence College, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi, March 25, 2014.

Keynote Speaker, Developing Tax Culture in India, Rajasthan Bengal Maitri Parishad, Calcutta Citizens’ Initiative, Kolkata, March 15, 2014.

Chief Guest, International Taxation—Emerging Trends and Issues, International Tax Conference organized by Northern Region Chapter of International Fiscal Association-India Branch, New Delhi, March 7-8, 2014.

Keynote Speaker, Late Ramadhyani Memorial Lecture, 100th Anniversary of Late B.K. Ramdhyani and Platinum Jubilee of B.K. Ramdhyani and Co., Bangalore, February 15,

Chief Guest, Recent Developments in Tax Policy & Administration, Bharat Chamber of  Commerce, Kolkata, February 10, 2014.

Keynote Speaker, Trends in Tax Policy, International Taxation Conference 2013, Foundation for International Taxation, Mumbai, December 5-7, 2014.

Inaugural Address, “Tax Treaty Policy of India—Is it Shifting”, International Tax Conference, Bangalore Branch of SIRC of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Bangalore, October 25-26, 2013.

Inaugural Address, 10th International Tax Conference, The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), New Delhi, October 21, 2013.

Inaugural Address, “Indian Tax Environment-Bringing Certainty in Times of Uncertainty”, 11th Annual India Tax Workshop, Ernst & Young, Goa, October 17-19, 2013.

JU-Sylff Lecture, “India: Fiscal and Current Account Rebalancing”, JU-SYLFF 10-Year Celebration, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, September 24, 2013.

Keynote Address, “India Tax Forum 2013”, International Tax Review, New Delhi, September 4-5, 2013.

Inaugural Address, “All India Workshop on Indirect Tax Laws”, The Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chennai, August 30-31, 2013.

Chief Guest Speaker, “National Conference on Goods & Services Tax (GST)”, The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Kolkata, August 28, 2013.

Chief Guest Speaker, “Frequent Changes in Regulations – Impact of Sustainable Growth”, Annual Conference 2013, Association of Corporate Advisers & Executives, Kolkata, August 3, 2013.

Special Address, “New Economic Order and the Role of World Trade Centers”, 44th General Assembly of World Trade Center’s Association, New York, hosted by World Trade Centre,  Mumbai, April 21-24, 2013.

Inaugural Address, “Taxation System in India-The Next Decade”, First Meeting of Eleventh Year, Association of Chartered Accountants, Chennai, April 18, 2013.

Chief Guest Speaker, “Economic Growth, Sustainability & Inclusion for a Glorious India-  CMA as a Catalyst”, 34th Cost Conference 2013, The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Kolkata, 13 & 14 April, 2013.

Keynote Speaker, “India: Fiscal Trends, Tax Reform and Trade Liberalization”, The Fourth Shri R. Venkataraman Endowment Lecture, Madras School of Economics, Chennai, March 11, 2013.

Distinguished Speaker, “Understanding Budget 2013-14”, MCC Chamber of Commerce & Industry and St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, March 9, 2013.

Chief Guest Speaker, “Central Excise Day”, Central Board of Excise and Customs, Government of India, New Delhi, February 25, 2013.

Keynote Speaker, “India: The Way Forward in Economic Reform”, National Executive Committee, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), January 31.

January 2011 – December 2012 while Director, ICRIER, New Delhi

 Panelist, Conference on “Macro and Growth Policies in the Wake of the Crisis”, IMF, Washington,D.C., March 7-8, 2011 and presented paper on “Fiscal Stimuli and Consolidation”.

Panelist, Conference on “Commodities and Raw Materials: Challenges and Policy Responses”, European Commission, Brussels, June 14, 2011.

Anchor, the First Meeting of South Asia Forum “Integration in South Asia: Moving towards a South Asian Economic Union”, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, SAARC and FICCI, New Delhi, September 7-9, 2011.

Presentation on “Child Education in India”, Second National Montessori Conference Prerna: Inspired Effort, Empowered Communities”, Indian Montessori Foundation, Kolkata, November 5, 2011.

Presentation on “VAT/GST: Where do we go from here? Experiences of India & the United Kingdom”, paper on “Tax Incentives: Forms, Merits and Demerits — Asian Experience”, the “Eighth Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Tax Forum”, International Tax and Investment Center and Asia-Pacific Tax Forum, Bali, Indonesia, 16-18 November 2011.

Presentation on “Consumption Taxes: Their Ramifications for Income Distribution”, Fourth International Tax Dialogue Conference on “Tax and Inequality”, International Tax Dialogue and Ministry of Finance, New Delhi, December 7-9, 2011.

Presentation on “Social Policies for Emerging Economies: Selected Illustrations from India”, Conference on “Economic Policies for Emerging Economies – Delhi Economics Conclave”, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, NIPFP, CII and Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi, December 12-17, 2011.

Presentation on “Political Economy of Debt Accumulation and Fiscal Adjustment in a Financial Crisis”, conference on “Monetary Policy, Sovereign Debt and Financial Stability: The New Trilemma”, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai 1-2 February, 2012.

Participation in the release of book titled, “Tax Shastra Administrative Reforms in India, United

Kingdom and Brazil, and a Panel Discussion on Execution, Management and Control of Public and Tax Administration, New Delhi, 9 February, 2012.

Presentation on “Fiscal Policy Scenario in India”, PwC Tax Symposium 2012, Goa, February, 2012.

Presentation on “Greening the G20 Agenda: A Way Forward” at the Think-20 Mexico Meeting, CIGI, COMEXI, Mexico, 27-29 February, 2012.

Panelist, Seminar on “Constructive G-20 Agenda for the Future: Los Cabos Summit and Beyond”, Embassy of Mexico in India and FICCI, 29 May, 2012.

Panelist, Seminar on “Distance to GST – Has the Union Budget 2012 Shortened it?”, Indian Merchants’ Chamber, Mumbai, June 2, 2012.

Inaugural lecture “Role of Customs in International Relations”, First B.N. Banerji Memorial Lecture by Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), Ministry of Finance, Government of India, 4 June, 2012.

Lectures delivered under the “Distinguished Visitor Knowledge Sharing Series (DVKS) for Competition Commission of India, topic of your choice, New Delhi, September – December 2012.

January 2008 – January 2011 while Chief Economist, HMRC, London

 Presentation on “India: VAT and GST Evolutionary Experience”, CIS Fiscal Experts’ Seminar Paris, France, May 2008.

Keynote address on “Mirrlees Review of UK Tax Reform”, Government Economist Service Annual Conference, United Kingdom, July 2008.

Address on “Governance and Taxation”, Department for International Development, (DFID), United Kingdom, October 2008.

Address on “The Credit Crunch”, HMRC Financial Accountants Management Conference, United Kingdom, November 2008.

Presentation on “Fiscal Federation Brazil”, Chartered Institute of India, New Delhi, January 2009.

Presentation on “Reform in Tax Policy and Administration: Indian Perspective”, “Brazilian Tax System”, and “The VAT: UK, India and Brazil”, Centre for Tax Law, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, February 2009.

Presentation on “Macroeconomic Outlook and HMRC’s Operating Environment”, The Valuation Office Agency, United Kingdom, March 2009.

Inaugural keynote address on “Modernising Tax Administrations” 43rd General Assembly, Inter-American Centre for Tax Administrations (CIAT), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, April 2009.

Address on “Trends in Economic Thought” Brunel University, London, May 2009.

Presentation on “Impact Assessment of Budge Measures Ideas for technical Assistance”, IMF, Washington, June 2009.

Presentation on “Fiscal Federal Tax Systems: Brazil and India Structures Administration, Use of Information Technology”, OECD, Paris, July 2009.

Presentation on “Strengthening Tax Capabilities”, London School of Economics Growth Seminar, London, September 2009.

Presentation on “Modernising Tax Administration: Lessons from International Experience”, Singapore Revenue Authority and National University of Singapore, Singapore, October 2009.

Presentation on “Financial Transactions Taxes”, International Tax Dialogue Global Conference on Financial Institutions and Instruments, Beijing, October 2009.

Keynote Speaker, “Inter-governmental Fiscal Relations”, International Conference on Taxation of

Governments of Metropolises, Government of Bogota and Bogota Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bogota, December 2009.

Presentation on “Tax Administration Reform”, Conference on African Economic Outlook, OECD, Paris, December 2009.

Speaker in the workshop on “Navigating the Tax and Legal Maze as an American Company”, American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Chennai, December 10, 2010.

2004-08 while at Ministry of Finance, Government of India, New Delhi

 Inaugural address, “Achieving Corporate Excellence: New Challenges & Perspective”, NIILM Management Studies, New Delhi, October 2004.

Special address, National Summit-2004, “Sustained Corporate Growth and Social Equity”, Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi, November 2004.

Special Address, “International Conference on Emerging Tax Policy: Challenges and Perspectives”, FICCI, New Delhi, November 2004.

Keynote Speaker, “6th Annual Pensions Policy and Business Roundtable”, Invest India Economic Foundation Supported by: DEA, Principal Sponsor: ADB, New Delhi, November 2004.

Inaugural address, Reviewer, National Conference State VAT for a Common Indian Market-Issues and Challenges, ASSOCHAM & PHDCCI, New Delhi, February 2005.

Chief Guest, All India Convention of IRS Association, Indian Revenue Service Association, Mumbai, February 2005.

Keynote Address, VAT: Western Region Conference, Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mumbai, February 2005.

Chief Guest, Seminar on “Value Added Tax”, Tripura University and Economic Science Society of Tripura (ESSOT), Agartala, March 2005.

Address, Round Table Meeting, Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Bangalore, April , 2005.

Inauguration and Address, Seminar on “Value Added Tax (VAT)”, Indian Railway Institute of Logistic & Material Management, New Delhi, April 2005.

Special Address, Symposium on “How to Deal with VAT”, Confederation of Indian Industry

(CII), New Delhi, May 2005.

Address, “VAT: Issues in Implementation”, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, May 2005.

Chief Guest, Interactive Workshop on Implementation of “Fringe Benefit Tax”, International Fiscal Association – India Branch (IFA), New Delhi, June 2005.

Inaugural Address, Seminar on “Supply Chain Management & VAT”, ASSOCHAM, New Delhi, June 2005.

Keynote Speaker, Seminar on “VAT – Implementation (Issues, Concerns & Roadblocks)”, All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi, July 2005.

Presentation, Lecture Series by Experts for Members of Both Houses of Parliament on “Need for             having a Value Added Tax System”, Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training (BPST), New Delhi, August 2005.

Keynote Address, Seminar on “Fringe Benefit Tax”, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Kolkata, August 2005.

Inaugural Address, Conference on “Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) – Rules & Implications”, ASSOCHAM, New Delhi, September 2005.

Inaugural Address, Training programme on VAT for Officials of the Sales Tax Department of State Governments, National Institute of Public Finance & Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi, November 2005.

Chief Guest, International Tax Conference on Cross Border Transactions, FICCI, New Delhi, November 2005.

Chair, High Level Conference on Asian Economic Integration, Session on Research and Information System for Development Countries (RIS), New Delhi, November 2005.

Chief Guest, Top Management Club Meeting, Top Management Club, New Delhi, November 2005.

Inaugural Address, Workshop on Service Tax, Bharat Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata, December 2005.

Inauguration and Address, Seminar on Revenue Audit and Rule of Cost Accountants, The Institute of Cost and Work Accountants of India (ICWAI), Kolkata, December 2005.

First Annual Lecture, Scientific Research Association for Economics & Finance, Chennai, February 2006.

Keynote Address, “Rationalization of Tax Structures: An Ongoing Process”, Bengal National Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kolkata, April 2006.

Keynote Address, Special Interactive Session with CEO’s/CFO’s of IT Industry, NASSCOM, Delhi and Bangalore, April 2006.

Keynote Address, “Vision 2010: Convergence of VAT & Service Tax and Issues In Service Taxation”, Indian Merchants’ Chamber, Mumbai, May 2006.

Inaugural Address, “Overview of Taxation: Going Forward”, Annual CFO Tax Summit, International Market Assessment India Private Limited, New Delhi, July 2006.

Address, Probationers of 59th Batch of IRS Officers, National Academy of Direct Taxes, Nagpur, August, 2006.

Chief Guest, Inaugural Session of 3rd International Tax Conference, ASSOCHAM, New Delhi, August, 2006.

Keynote Address, Pre-Budget Meeting, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi, October 2006.

Chief Guest & Keynote Address, “Seminar on Services Sector-Gaps in Tax Policy and Current Tax Issues” Bombay Chamber of Commerce, Mumbai, November 2006.

Inaugural Address, “Globalising Economies: Challenges of Tax System”, International Tax Conference, FICCI, New Delhi, November, 2006.

Guest of Honour & Keynote Speaker, “Management Accountants—In Pursuit of Excellence “, 28th Regional Cost Conference, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, Kolkata, December, 2006.

Keynote Address, Budget Analysis 2007, PricewaterhouseCoopers, New Delhi, March 2007.

Inaugural Address, Post-Budget Seminar, ASSOCHAM, New Delhi, March 2007.

Keynote Address, National Conference on GST for Accelerated Economic Growth and Competitiveness, ASSOCHAM, New Delhi, April 2007.

Keynote Address, Seminar on “Impact of Preventive Healthcare on Indian Industry and Economy”, ICRIER, New Delhi, September 2007.

Inaugural Address, 97th Annual General Meeting of the Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chennai, September 2007.

Inaugural Address, Seminar on “Indirect Taxation and its Future Reforms” Bharat Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata, September 2007.

 2001-04 while Director, IMF-Singapore Regional Training Institute (STI), Singapore

 Keynote address, “Structure of Taxation to Promote Foreign Investment and Development”, International Conference on Tax Management, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), November 8-9, 2001.

Seminar on “Tax System and Globalization”, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India, July 24, 2002.

52nd Anniversary Lecture, “Tax System and the Development of a Single Tax System”, Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Colombo, August 29, 2002.

Presentation on “Indian Fiscal Matters”, Seminar organized by ICRIER and Indian Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata, India, October 19, 2002.

Presented paper on “Tax Administration and the Small Taxpayer: Concepts, Concerns and Corrections”, Third International Taxation Workshop of United Nations/Center for Inter-American Tax Administrations (CIAT), Brasilia, December 3-5, 2002.

Seminar on “India’s Fiscal Matters”, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, January 31, 2003.

Plenary speech, “Fiscal Sustainability—Recent Developments”, Annual Indonesian Economist Association Conference, Batu, Surabaya, Indonesia, July 14, 2003.

 1999-2001 while at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations  (ICRIER), New Delhi

Presentation on “Tax Reform and Private Sector Growth”, chaired by Dr. Shankar Acharya, Chief Economic Advisor, seminar organized by ICRIER and CII, Chennai, August 8, 1999.

Keynote speech in inaugural session of conference on “Management of Municipal Finances”, chaired by Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Member, Planning Commission, conference organized by HUDCO and international organizations, New Delhi, August 31, 1999.

Presentation on “Fiscal Federalism in Argentina and Brazil–Lessons for India”, chaired by A.M. Khusro, Chairman, 11th Finance Commission, organized by India International Centre, New Delhi, August 31, 1999.

Presentation on “Latin American Tax Reform–Lessons for India”, chaired by Dr. Shankar Acharya, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi, September 1, 1999.

Presentation on “Recent Tax Policy in India and Agenda for Reform”, to Deputy Chairman and Members, Planning Commission, New Delhi, October 21, 1999.

Guest of Honor, Conference on Taxation and Tax Law, Associated Chambers of Commerce (ASSOCHAM), December 3-4, 1999.

Presentation on Tax Policy Trends, Structure and Reform, seminar on “New Economic Policies for a New India”, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, January 24, 2000.

Invited Lecture on “Value Added Tax”, Commercial Tax Department, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore, February 14, 2000.

Presented public policy paper on “India’s Medium Term Fiscal Policy”, ICRIER, November 27, 2000 (subsequently published).

Invited address on Indian fiscal policy, Latin American and Caribbean Ambassadors’ Luncheon Group, New Delhi, November 28, 2000.

Presented paper on Indian fiscal stance at the NBER (Harvard) and NCAER (New Delhi) joint conference on Indian economic policy, Neemrana, December 18-20, 2000.

Keynote address, “India’s Tax Reform for the Forthcoming Budget”, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), New Delhi, January 3, 2001.

Inaugural address, “Harmonization Issues in State VAT”, National Conference on VAT, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), February 10, 2001.

Speech, “Economic Analysis of the 2000/01 Fiscal Budget”, Madras Chamber of Commerce, Chennai, March 2, 2001.

1997-99 while at the IMF, Washington D.C.

Fiscal Federalism in India: Experience and Future Directions”, International Conference on Decentralization of Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations, OECD-EASF (School of Treasury Administration), Ministry of Finance, Government of Brazil, Brasilia, 16-17 June 1997.

India: Economic Reforms of the 1990s: Macroeconomic Dimensions and Ramifications”, ISPE Conference, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan, August 1997.

India: Challenges and Opportunities”, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, March 1998.

IMF and Its Role in World Economy,” Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, India, April 1998.

Latin American Experience in Taxation”, Autonomous Technical University (ITAM), Mexico City, June 1998.

The Impact of Tax Administration on Tax Policy¾Methodology and Experience,” Madras Institute of Development Studies, October 1998.

Mexico in Latin American Taxation”, National University, Mexico City, December 1998.

Fiscal Federalism: International Experience”, Conference organized by the Ministry of Finance and the National Senate, La Paz, Bolivia, January 1999.

Taxation in Latin America: Structural Trends and Impact of Administration”, Annual Fiscal Policy Conference, U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC/CEPAL), Brasilia, January 1999.

Latin American Trends and Future Directions in Tax Reform,” University of San Andres, Buenos Aires, May 1999.

Impact of Tax Administration on Tax Policy,” Tax Policy and Administration Thematic Group, PREM Network, World Bank, June 1999.

 1995-97 while at National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi

Fiscal Relations: International Experience, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, India, July 1995.

Macro-Fiscal Scenario and Emerging Fiscal Federal Relations, Strategic Management Group, New Delhi, July 1995.

Fiscal Reform and Tax Policy, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Bangalore, India, August 1995.

Macro-economic Reforms and Urban Sector in India, Seminar on Impact of New Economic Policy on Urban Development, Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies, Bombay, August 1995.

VAT in International Perspective, Customs and Excise Department, Government of West , Calcutta, India, September 1995.

VAT in the Context of Economic Liberalization, Government of Rajasthan, Jaipur; Central Board of Excise and Customs, New Delhi, India, September 1995.

New Economic Policy: Achievements and Tasks Ahead, University of Delhi, September 1995.

Global Taxes, meeting on New and Innovative Sources of Financing Development, UNDP, New York, October 1995.

Emerging Fiscal-Federal Relations and Fiscal Policy: Recent Indian Experience, IRIS Center, University of Maryland at College Park, USA, October 1995.

Value Added Tax (VAT) in the Context of Economic Liberalization, NIPFP, New Delhi, October 1995.

Economic Liberalization and Fiscal Policy: Recent Indian Experience, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, New Delhi, October 1995.

VAT in the Context of Economic Liberalization, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi, November 1995.

Tax Reforms at State Level, Indian Merchants’ Chamber, Bombay, November 1995.

Advent of VAT for Indian States, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Calcutta; Government of Maharashtra, Pune, January 1996.

Fiscal Performance and Tax Reform in the 1990s: Indian Experience and Cross-Country Comparisons, Government of Maharashtra, Pune, January 1996; Government of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, February, 1996; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, March 1996.

Advent of VAT for Indian States, Government of Delhi, India, February 1996.

Seminar on Expenditure Management, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, New Delhi, March 1996.

Poverty Indices, Fourth Annual Conference of Social Security Association of India, New Delhi, March 1996.

Emerging Fiscal-Federal Relations and Fiscal Policy: Policy Implications for Local–Rural–Development, National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad, March 1996.

Quantitative and Qualitative Methods to Social Science Enquiry: A Discussion of Econometric Methods and Interdisciplinary, Thirty-second Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society, Bangalore, March 1996.

Economic Liberalization and Direct Taxes: Administrative Implications”, Directorate of Organization and Management Services, Income Tax Department, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, New Delhi, April 1996.

Poverty Alleviation in Financial Programming Models, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi, April 1996.

Proposals and recommendations for the Budget 1996-97: pre-budget meeting with Union Finance Minister, 14 June 1996.

1996 Post-Budget Speech, Society for Professional Development, New Delhi, July 1996.

The 1996-97 Budget: Some Reactions, The Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Madras, July 1996.

The 1996-97 Budget: A View, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Madras, July 1996.

Invited Member Panel of the Jubilee Symposium on “Visions of International Taxation in the 21st Century”, International Fiscal Association, Geneva, Switzerland, 1-6 September 1996.

India: Economic Reforms of the 1990s: A Critical Assessment of the Public Finances and Future Agenda, Seminar on Economic Reforms: The Next Step, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi, 2-4 October 1996.

Tax Evasion and Tax Administration: A Focus on Tax Deduction at Source, Commemoration of 20th Anniversary Year, Symposium on Fiscal Policy, Public Policy and Governance, NIPFP, 5 December 1996.

Proposals and recommendations for the Budget 1997-98: Meeting with Union Finance Minister, New Delhi, 8 January 1997.

Keynote address, Approach of the 21st Century: Selected International Aspects in Taxation, International Aspects of Income Taxation, 97 Finanstreet, New Delhi, 17 January

Keynote address, Central Excise Day 1997, Seminar on Destination : VAT, Customs and Central Excise Commissionerate and Confederation of Indian Industry (Northern Region), Chandigarh, 24 February 1997.

Presentation on Environmental Policy for Business in India, Seminar on Looking Forward: Industry and Environment in West Bengal, Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal/West Bengal Pollution Control Board, Calcutta, 3 March 1997.

Panel discussant, Seminar on Fiscal Deficit, National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Shimla, 1-2 May 1997.

1983-95 while at IMF, Washington D.C.
  Annual Conference, Econometric Society, San Francisco, December 1983.
  Annual Conference, American Economic Association, Chicago, December 1987.
  Development Studies Program, Agency for International Development (AID) and American    University:  IMF Stabilization Programs, Washington D.C., July 1989.
  Twenty-fifth Annual Conference of the Center for Inter-American Tax Administrators (CIAT), Montego Bay, Jamaica, June 1992 (keynote speaker).
  Fiscal Policy and Reform of the State,” Ministries of Finance and Planning, San Jose, Costa Rica, August 1992.
  Transition and Transformation:  Fiscal Sector Issues in Kazakhstan,” Conference on Post-Communist Transformation, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Toronto, October 1992.
  UN Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL), Fifth Regional Conference on Tax Evasion, Santiago, Chile, January 1993 (keynote speaker on tax evasion and rapporteur of conference papers).
  Taxation of High Income Earners:  A Focus on Ireland,” Annual Conference, Foundation for Fiscal Studies, Trinity College, Dublin, November 1993.
  Tax Reform in Latin America,” College of Arts and Sciences, National University, Bogota, Colombia, April 1993.
  UN Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL), Sixth Regional Conference on Fiscal Policy, Santiago, Chile, January 1994 (inaugural address on fiscal federalism and macroeconomic management in Latin America).
  Macroeconomic, Structural, and Social Policies for Growth:  Evolving Latin American Experience,” Central Bank of Brazil and IMF, Mangaratiba, Brazil, March 1994.
  Annual Conference, Indian Economic Association, S. Mohan Memorial Lecture, Mysore, December 27-29, 1994.
  Tax Policy in Open Economies,” 1994 Conference on Tax Policy under Competition, Institute of Fiscal Studies, Madrid, July 1994 (Santander, Spain).
  State of Tax Policy in the Former Soviet Union,” Center for Economic Investigation, University of Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, June 1994.
1979-82 at American University, Washington D.C.
  Department of Fiscal Affairs, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., January 1979; Participated in Summer Seminar Series in Public and Urban Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, August 1979; University of Pittsburgh Price Theory Workshop, January 1980; Development Economics Department, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., June 1981.
  Delhi School of Economics, August 1981; Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, August 1981; Reserve Bank of India Statistics Department, Bombay, September 1981; Institute of Economic and Social Change, Bangalore, September 1981; Institute of Development Studies, Madras, September 1981; National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, Delhi, October 1981.
  Cumberland Lodge, Great Windsor Park, March 1982; London School of Economics, January 1982.
  University of New South Wales, Sydney, August 1982; School of General Studies and Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, July and August 1982.
June 1974-December 1978 while at SMU and early American University
  Conferences of the Western Economic Association, June 1974; Eastern Economic Association, October 1974; Southwestern Social Science Association, March 1975.
  Third World Congress, Econometric Society, Toronto, August 1975.
  Annual Conference, Econometric Society, Dallas, September 1975.
  Annual Conference, Econometric Society, Atlantic City, September 1976.
  Columbia University Public Finance Workshop, New York, December 1976;
  Presidency College, University of Calcutta, January 1978;
  Annual Conference, American Economic Association, Chicago, August 1978;
  Annual Conference, National Tax Association, Oklahoma City, October 1979.

Selected invited seminar participation and lectures

2011-2012 while at ICRIER, New Delhi
  Address, 4th Advanced Mid-Career Training Programme for Senior Officers of the IRS, MDI, Gurgaon, March 7, 2012.
  Address, interactive Session on “Fiscal Consolidation and Reform: A Focus on Tax Administration”, Bharat Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata, April 16, 2012.
  Chief Guest, 3rd Annual Day, Chamber of Indirect Tax Professionals, Chennai, April 28, 2012.
  Chief Guest, AGM of SKIP 2012, Skills for Progress, Kolkata, May 18, 2012.
  Address, on “Would devolution of more Powers to State Lead to better Governance?”, 84th Annual Session & AGM, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata, June 21, 2012.
  Chief Guest, Seminar on “GST: The Way Forward”, Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC), August 9, 2012.
  Speaker, 10th India Tax Workshop 2012, Ernst & Young, Goa, September 13, 2012.
  Panelist, “Imperatives of Regulation”, KPMG CFO Summit 2012, KPMG, Trivandrum, September 14, 2012.
  Address, Round Table Conference on Taxation & Regulatory Framework for Real Estate, Confederation of Real Estate Development Association of India, New Delhi, October 2006.
  Keynote Address, Seminar on “Issues Arising on Provisions relating to GAAR & Amendment in Section 9 Transfer Pricing under the Income Tax Act – Industry & Professionals’ Perspective”, Indian Merchants’ Chamber, Mumbai, September 21, 2012.
  Panelist, “Solving the Liquidity Puzzle: Going Beyond Policy Actions”, Financial Management Summit 2012, Economic Times, Mumbai, September 21, 2012.
  Chief Guest, Interactive session on “Taxation Reforms in India – Policy Options”, MCC Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kolkata, October 11, 2012.
2004-08 while at Ministry of Finance, New Delhi
  Summing up, National Conference on “Rural Business Hubs-Empowering Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs)”, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Planning Commission, Ministry of Small Scale, Agro & Rural Industries and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), New Delhi, November 2004.
  Address, Interaction with Members of Indian Chamber of Commerce, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata, December 2004.
  Address, Interactive Session on Value Added Tax: Implications, Bharat Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata, December 2004.
  Presentation of paper, Sixth Annual NBER-NCAER Neemrana Conference, NBER-NCAER, Neemrana, Rajasthan, January 2005.
  Member of the Panel, “Beyond Universal Goals: Steering Development towards Global Sustainability”, Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, TERI, New Delhi, February 2005.
  Lecture, 4 Weeks Refresher Course on Public Economics for College and University Teacher, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi, June-July 2005.
  Panel Discussion, ASCI-WORLD Bank Conference on Fiscal Responsibility and Intergovernmental Finance in India, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad and World Bank Institute, New Delhi, Hyderabad, June 2005.
  Address to Trade Leaders, Confederation of All India Traders, New Delhi, July 2005.
  Lecture on “New and Future Directions in Indian Economic Reforms”, Lecture, Delhi Gymkhana Club Ltd., New Delhi, September 2005.
  Interaction, among the Members of National Competitiveness Council, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), New Delhi, November 2005.
  Presented Paper, National Colloquium on Right to Information, Administrative Reform Commission, National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, December 2005.
  Presentation, 7th Annual NBER-NCAER Neemrana Conference Session “Taxation and Public Finance”, NBER-NCAER, Neemrana, January 2006.
  Presentation, Joint Session of IFA India-USA Branches and International Tax Conference, International Fiscal Association, New Delhi, January 2006.
  Presentation, Regional Conference on Investment and Trade, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, January 2006.
  Address, Interactive Session on “Tax Policy & Administration including Service Tax, New Forms & Interpretations of the Tax Statutes”, FICCI, Chennai, July 2006.
  Chair, Inaugural Session of Seminar on “Kerala’s Development in a Globalized Setting: Fiscal Issues”, Kerala Development Society, New Delhi, September 2006.
  Chair, Session on “Talking Tomorrow Lecture Series”, TERI-BCSD India, New Delhi, September 2006.
  Panel Discussion, on “Issues for the Agenda of 14th NAM Summit”, Seminar on “Non-Aligned Movement: Relevance in the 21st Century and the Agenda”, RIS, New Delhi, September 2006.
  Address, Round Table Conference on Taxation & Regulatory Framework for Real Estate, Confederation of Real Estate Development Association of India, New Delhi, October 2006.
  Chair, Session on “Focus on Tax Administration”, India Work Summit, Skoch Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, October 2006.
  Special Guest, Session on “India’s Supply Chain: Why So Slow?”, India Economic Summit 2006, CII, New Delhi, November 2006.
  Chair, Session on “Monetary and External Issues”, High Powered Macroeconomic Workshop, State Bank of India, Mumbai, August 2007.
2001-04 while at STI, Singapore
  Value Added Tax Policy and Administration”, Singapore—France Joint VAT Seminar, Singapore, October 19, 2001.
  Course lecture on IMF and the World, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, March 7, 2002.
  Discussant, “Longer Term Macro-economic Policy Challenges and Options for the Singapore Economy”, Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore, July 26-27, 2002.
  Chairman, Seminar on Tamil Nadu Economy, Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai, February 1, 2003.
  Workshop on Small Taxpayer Administration, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF, Washington D.C., July 1, 2003.
1999-2001 while at ICRIER, New Delhi
  Lecture on “Indian Macro-economy”, to economic journalists, course organized by World Development Institute, World Bank, Chennai, Sept. 6, 1999.
  Panelist, Budgetary Policy and Fiscal Reforms, Workshop for Senior Indian Economic Service  Officers, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, Oct. 8, 1999.
  “Fiscal Federalism and Tax Policy”, Centre for Development Studies, Delhi School of Economics, October 23, 1999.
  Lecture on “Recent Developments in Fiscal Policy”, Silver Jubilee Advanced Professional Programme, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, November 30, 1999.
  Chair, session on “Participation and Development”, Global Development Network (GDN) Conference, World Bank, Bonn, Germany, December 6-8, 1999.
  Discussant, R.S. Bhatt Memorial Lecture by Professor Barry Eichengreen, University of California at Berkeley, organized by Unit Trust of India (UTI) and ICRIER, Mumbai, December 16, 1999.
  Panelist, seminar on “Global Public Goods”, UNDP and New York University, New York, March 6, 2000.
  Invited Lecture on “Budget Analysis: Opportunities for Addressing Energy-Environment Concerns”, Program on Energy, Environment, Resources and Sustainability (PEERS), Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi, April 13, 2000.
  Inaugural Lecture, Seminar on Value Added Tax for Government officials, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi, April 27, 2000.
  Invited Lecture on “Indian Fiscal Sector”, French Delegation, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, July 10, 2000.
  Invited Lecture on “Expansion of the Tax Base”, Commercial Tax Department, Government of Karnataka, July 31, 2000.
  Participant, World Bank sponsored conference of South Asian research institutions (SANEI), Kathmandu, August 28-30, 2000.
  Chair, seminar on urban local bodies, conference of Tamilnadu State Finance Commission. Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, October 23, 2000
  Invited Lectures on “Value Added Tax Implementation”, Commercial Tax Department, Government of West Bengal, December 2000-June 2001.
1997-99 while at the IMF, Washington D.C.
  Chaired session on “India: International Investment and Trade in India, 51st Congress, International Fiscal Association, New Delhi, October 1997.
  Panel member, seminar on Tax Audit, Tax Administration Thematic Group, World Bank, October 1998.
1995-97 while at NIPFP, New Delhi
  Workshop discussant, “The Indian Economy at Cross Roads: Agenda for the 21st Century”, Delhi Policy Group, New Delhi, August 1995.
  Lecture, “Fiscal Policy Perspectives in the New Economic Policy”, Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, August 1995.
  Workshop on Delhi Rent Control Bill, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, August 1995.
  Chairman, technical session on “Debt Market in India”, National Seminar on Financing Urban Infrastructure Through Debt Market, National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi, August 1995.
  Fourth National Workshop on State Finance Commissions, NIPFP-Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, New Delhi, November 1995.
  Panel chair, “The Art of Governance: The Political Economy of Development”, The Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS)-NIPFP, New Delhi, November 1995.
  Lecture, “Current Issues in Fiscal Policy and Economic Development”, NIPFP, New Delhi, December 1995.
  Lecture, Training Programme in Public Finance for Indian Audit and Accounts Service Probationers, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, January 1996.
  Welcome and introduction, closing remarks, “Conference on Managing and Governing Cities”, Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited and NIPFP, Bombay, January 1996.
  Inaugural address, Training Programme on Sales Tax Administration and Principles of VAT for Delhi State Government tax officials, New Delhi, February 1996.
  Inaugural address, “Advent of VAT for Indian States”, Training Programme on VAT for officials of Government of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, February 1996.
  Panel Discussion on Liberalization, discussant, National Defence College, Ministry of Defence, Government of India, New Delhi, February 1996.
  Lecture, “Environmental Issues and Globalisation”, Round Table on the Market Economy and Global Competitive Challenge, University of Delhi, Delhi, March 1996.
  Workshop on Identification of New Research Areas for Industrial Development Bank of India, Bombay, March 1996.
  National Seminar on “Implications of The General Agreement on Tariff and Trade (GATT) and World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Agriculture and Rural Development, Emerging Fiscal-Federal Relations and Fiscal Policy: Policy Implications for Local–Rural—Development”, National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad, 16 March 1996.
  Lecture and Vote of Thanks, Inaugural Session, “Public Expenditure Policy and Management in India: A Consideration of the Issues”, Seminar on Expenditure Management, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, 18 March 1996.
  Fourth Annual Conference of Social Security Association of India, Poverty Indices, SCOPE Auditorium, New Delhi, 19 March 1996.
  Direct Tax Reforms: Latin American Experience, Economic Liberalization and Direct Taxes: Administrative Implications, Directorate of Organisation & Management Services, Income Tax Department, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, India International Centre, New Delhi, 3 April 1996.
  Panel Discussion on the Union Budget 1996-97, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2 August 1996.
  Post-Budget discussions with Union Finance Minister on the scenario emerged after the Union Budget for 1996-97, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, New Delhi, 26 August 1996.
  Industry Package Seminar focussing on assessment of the state of the economy, National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, 28 August 1996.
  Panel member, Jubilee Symposium “Visions of the Tax Systems of the XXI Century”, 50th Annual Congress, International Fiscal Association, Geneva, Switzerland, 1-6 September 1996.
  Welcome address, Training Programme for Senior IAS Officers on Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations, NIPFP, New Delhi, 9 September 1996.
  Inaugural address and lecture, Training Programme on VAT – Policy and Administration, NIPFP, New Delhi, 18 September 1996.
  Chief Guest, Foundation Day Celebration, Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre, New Delhi, 26 September 1996.
  Training Program for Senior IAS Officers on Tax Policy in India, “Principles of Taxation”, NIPFP, 7 October 1996.
  Lecture, Workshop on Finance and Securities Business, co-hosted by Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi and Japan Centre for International Finance, Tokyo, New Delhi, 17-18 October 1996.
  Workshop on Finance and Securities Business, co-hosted by Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi and Japan Centre for International Finance, Tokyo, New Delhi, 17-18 October 1996.
  Chaired Session, Seminar on Pricing and Cost Recovery of Urban Infrastructure and Services, National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi, 18 November 1996.
  Lecture on (i) Logic of Public Finance, and (ii) Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) to M.B.A. students, Goa University, Goa, 8 February 1997.
  Panel discussion, The potential and prospects for the use of economic instruments in managing the environment, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi, 14 February 1997.
  Lecture, Environmental Policy for Business in India, Looking Forward, Industry and the Environment in West Bengal, Department of Environment/West Bengal Pollution Control Board, Calcutta, 3 March 1997.
  Lecture, Fiscal Federalism in India and its Relevance to Large Developing Countries, International Conference on Globalization and Developing Countries, Dedicated  conference as tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in his Birth Centenary Year, Indian Centre for International Co-operation, New Delhi, 12 March 1997.
  Lecture, Development of Indian VAT Structure, Ministry of Finance, Government of Nepal, 28 March, 1997.
  Consultations on Monetary Management with Governor, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai, and lecture, Tax Policy Reforms, Department of Economic Analysis and Policy, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai, 7 April 1997.
  Lecture, Finances for Municipal Councils: National and International Resources, Training Program on Municipal Financial Resource Mobilization and Accounting, co-sponsored by National Institute of Urban Affairs and Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh, 8 May 1997.
1983-95 while at the IMF, Washington D.C.
  Tax Policy and Economic Growth in Developing Nations,” Critical Economic Issues Seminar Series, The Lehrman Institute, New York, November 1985.
  Value-Added Taxation in Developing Countries,” The World Bank, Washington, D.C., April 21-23, 1986.
  The Adjustment of Labor Markets in LDCs to External Shocks,” The World Bank, Washington, D.C., June 26-27, 1986.
  Implications of Fund-Supported Adjustment Programs for Poverty,” Economic Forum, IMF, September 20, 1988.
  Political Economy of Tax Reforms and Implications for Interdependence,” NBER and Korean Development Institute, Seoul, June 14-16, 1990.
  Effects on Poor of World Bank-IMF Adjustment Loans,” Congressional Research Service, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Washington, July 20, 1990.
  Economies in Transition to Market:  Case Studies,” Economic Forum, IMF, July 8, 1993.
  Tax Evasion,” Economic Forum, IMF, October 7, 1993.
  Environmental Issues in Developing Countries,” Session discussant, International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF), Annual Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 27, 1994.
1981-82 while at American University, Washington D.C. 
  Controlling the Cost of Social Security,” American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C., June 1981.
  Tax Incentives for Investment (10-5-3),” Center for Policy Research Inc., Washington, D.C., June 1981.