About the Author
Manu Shroff, educated at Bombay University and London School of Economics had an illustrious career as a public intellectual in India and abroad.
He joined the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, where he rose to a position of additional secretary. He was a member of several important committees and commissions prominent among which were the Committee on Financial System Reforms and the Indian Finance Commission.
In both capacities as a policy maker and the member of committees, he was involved in shaping national, international and federal aspects of India's financial and monetary policy.
He represented India on the World Bank Board as Alternate Executive Director and later joined as Assistant Secretary of the World Bank's Development Committee.
After leaving the government, he first became a Professor at Indian Management Institute, Ahmedabad, and then editor of The Economic Times.
He always remained quintessentially a thinking and scholarly economist, and policy maker as richly reflected in his writings embodied in his book.