Governments in Asia will need to walk a fine line between securing adequate revenues, supporting displaced workers, and promoting growth and investment, in response to tax challenges posed by rapid robot deployment.
Parthasarathi Shome received Brazil’s highest civilian honour, Commander of the Order of the Southern Cross, for his contributions to Brazilian fiscal reform. He was Adviser (Minister of State) to the Indian Finance Minister, and chaired the Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC). Earlier, he was Chief Economist, UK Revenue and Customs; Chief of Tax Policy, IMF; and Professor, American University, Washington DC. He chaired India’s Ninth and Tenth Five Year Plan Task Forces on tax policy and administration. He was Director of National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) and International Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi, India. His publications in peer reviewed journals include IMF Staff Papers, National Tax Journal (US), Bulletin for International Taxation (Netherlands), Oxford Economic Papers (UK), Oxford Review of Economic Policy (UK), Public Finance (Europe), Public Finance Quarterly (US), and several other international and national journals. His edited and own books are from Business Standard Publishers, Cambridge University Press, CenTax, International Monetary Fund, Lexis Nexis, OakBridge, Orient Blackswan, Oxford University Press, Routledge, Springer, and Wolters Kluwer. His latest book, Taxation History, Theory, Law and Administration, is from Springer, Cham: Switzerland, 2021. He received the Jeanne S. Mattersdorf Award of the National Tax Association of America as “an outstanding student in the field of taxation and public finance” for his Ph.D. thesis on the incidence of the corporation income tax. He participates regularly in international debate and discussions on international taxation and is invited to speak across the globe.