Parthasarathi Shome, is Chairman, International Tax Research and Analysis Foundation, Bengaluru, India. In addition to serving as member, chair or director on numerous academic and governmental boards, forums, councils and task forces, he worked previously as Chief Economist, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, and adviser to the Indian Finance Minister. Prior to that, he served at the International Monetary Fund, occupying various positions, including Senior Economist in the Office of the Managing Director, Chief of Tax Policy, and Director, IMF Singapore Institute, and providing technical assistance to over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. In his early career, at American University, he rose to a tenured professorship.
Dr Shome completed his PhD at Southern Methodist University, writing on the incidence of the corporate income tax and receiving the Jeanne S. Mattersdorf Award of the National Tax Association of America as “an outstanding student in the field of taxation and public finance”. His master’s degrees are from the University of Rochester and Delhi School of Economics. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Economic Theory, the Journal of Public Economics, IMF Staff Papers, the National Tax Journal, Oxford Economic Papers, the Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Public Finance and Public Finance Quarterly, and he has edited and/or authored books published by Business Standard Publishers, Cambridge University Press, Centax, the International Monetary Fund, Lexis Nexis, Orient Blackswan, Oxford University Press, Routledge and Springer.