It was irksome, then, when someone hacked his Twitter account. One minute he was telling his 43,200 followers about the IMF/World Bank annual meetings, the next he appeared to be posting a picture of a nubile woman in a negligée under a tweet saying: “Looking for someone to share your dreams with? Let the passion into your life!”
Followed up with: “Is it difficult for you to find a right partner who will accept any of your crazy desires?”
Fortunately, the Twittersphere decided not to take this as a veiled criticism of Narendra Modi’s unwillingness to accept Subramanian’s wilder economic suggestions.
“I’m gonna go out on a limb here,” wrote one of his followers, “and suggest @arvindsubraman has been hacked."
Subramanian has since regained control of his account and returned to tweeting about unconditional convergence and middle-income traps.