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Covid-19: Curated content and resources

  • Blog Post Date 07 April, 2020
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Watch this space as we bring together our pick of articles, videos, and podcasts as well as useful links with credible information on Covid-19.

Covid-19 section on the website of PRS Legislative Research has collated all major official data and notifications from central and state governments: https://prsindia.org/covid-19/overview

Vikram Patel writes on 'India's Tryst with Covid-19': https://www.theindiaforum.in/article/indi-s-tryst-covid-19

E. Somanathan writes on 'Groping in the Dark with an Abyss on Both Sides: The Covid-19 numbers we don’t have and how we can get them': https://medium.com/@e.somanathan/groping-in-the-dark-with-an-abyss-on-both-sides-the-covid-19-numbers-we-dont-have-and-how-we-can-71aff8216e61

Webinar by Paul Romer on ‘How to re-start the economy after COVID-19’, organised by Princeton University: https://bcf.princeton.edu/event-directory/covid19_04/

Webinar by Ramanan Laxminarayan on ‘Integrating economics and epidemiology to fight Covid-19’, organised by Princeton University: https://bcf.princeton.edu/event-directory/covid19_03/

Summary of Report by COV-IND-19 Study Group on 'Predictions and role of interventions for COVID-19 outbreak in India': https://medium.com/@covind_19/predictions-and-role-of-interventions-for-covid-19-outbreak-in-india-52903e2544e6

Study by Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team on 'Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID19 mortality and healthcare demand': https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf

Tomas Pueyo writes on 'Coronavirus: Why you must act now': https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca

I4I Content

Covid-19 relief: Are women Jan Dhan accounts the right choice for cash transfers? - Anmol Somanchi (IIM Ahmedabad)

How to ease Covid-19 lockdown? Forward guidance using a multidimensional vulnerability index - Jayanta Mandi (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Manisha Chakrabarty (Indian Institute of Management Calcutta), Subhankar Mukherjee (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur)

India can lead the world to build a functioning public health system - Stuti Khemani (World Bank)

[IGC-I4I] Webinar: Impact of Covid-19 on informal and migrant workers in India - Jean Drèze (Ranchi University), Farzana Afridi (Indian Statistical Institute), Purnima Menon (IFPRI), and Shahid Vaziralli (IGC)

Covid-19: Leading India effectively out of the lockdown - Sugata Ghosh (Brunel University), Sarmistha Pal (University of Surrey)

Covid-19: A tailor’s tale - Bhavishya Mehta, Rohini Somanathan (Delhi School of Economics). Reprinted from The Hindu

How has Covid-19 crisis affected the urban poor? Findings from a phone survey - II - Farzana Afridi (ISI, Delhi Centre), Amrita Dhillon, Sanchari Roy (Kings College London)

Prejudice in a pandemic: Covid rumours and factory labour supply - Arkadev Ghosh (University of British Columbia)

Covid-19: Getting fiscal policy right - Gurbachan Singh (ISI, Delhi Centre)

Covid-19: Green stimulus to revive a comatose economy - Aniruddh Mohan (Carnegie Mellon University), Madalsa Singh (Stanford University)

Consequences of Covid-19 for state finances - Pronab Sen (IGC India)

How costly are flawed government responses to Covid-19? An assessment of the migrant crisis - Sarmistha Pal (University of Surrey)

Kerala’s management of Covid-19: Key learnings - S. M. Vijayanand (Government of Kerala)

Covid-19: Expected migrant movement as lockdown eases - Clément Imbert (University of Warwick)

Covid-19: Health, macroeconomics, and trade - Anirudh Singhal (ICRIER)

Is Covid-19 equally deadly across all states? - Tirtha Chatterjee, Ritika Jain (CDS, Trivandrum)

[I4I Podcast] Covid-19: Ashok Kotwal speaks with Pronab Sen - Ashok Kotwal (Editor-in-Chief, I4I), Pronab Sen (IGC India)

How has Covid-19 crisis affected the urban poor? Findings from a phone survey - I - Farzana Afridi (ISI, Delhi Centre), Amrita Dhillon, Sanchari Roy (Kings College London)

Covid-19 and MSMEs: The ‘identification’ problem - Radhika Pandey, Amrita Pillai (NIPFP)

Covid-19: Lockdown and domestic abuse - Nalini Gulati (IGC India)

Covid-19: The infected economy - Amartya Lahiri (University of British Columbia)

India’s battle against Covid-19: A comparative perspective - Sugata Ghosh (Brunel University), Sarmistha Pal (University of Surrey)

The State’s frontline workers: An overlooked human resource - Vishwanath Giriraj (Maharashtra Bamboo Promotion Foundation)

Only germs this time, no guns and steel (yet)? - Anindaya Chakrabarti, Chirantan Chatterjee (IIM Ahmedabad)

Financing of fiscal response to Covid-19: A red herring? - Ayushi Bajaj, Gaurav Datt (Monash University)

Covid-19: Reserves to the rescue - Gurbachan Singh (ISI, Delhi Centre)

Age composition of population and Covid-19 - Parantap Basu (Durham University), Kunal Sen (UNU-WIDER)

Covid 19: Online classes and the digital divide - Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay (ISI, Delhi Centre)

We need a Marshall Plan to fight COVID-19 - Parikshit Ghosh (Delhi School of Economics)

Lockdown, life, and livelihood in the times of Corona - Arjun Kumar, Simi Mehta (IMPRI), Balwant Singh Mehta (IHD)

Policymaking at a time of high risk-aversion - Rajeswari Sengupta (IGIDR), Harsh Vardhan (Bain and Company)

Covid-19: Are we ready for the long haul? - Part II - Abhinash Borah, Sabyasachi Das, Aparajita Dasgupta, Ashwini Deshpande, Kanika Mahajan, Bharat Ramaswami, Anuradha Saha, Anisha Sharma (Ashoka University). Reprinted from The Wire

Covid-19: Are we ready for the long haul? - Part I - Abhinash Borah, Sabyasachi Das, Aparajita Dasgupta, Ashwini Deshpande, Kanika Mahajan, Bharat Ramaswami, Anuradha Saha, Anisha Sharma (Ashoka University). Reprinted from The Wire.

Covid-19: Is there a reasonable alternative to a comprehensive lockdown? - Debraj Ray (New York University), S. Subramanian (Independent Scholar)

Food and agriculture during a pandemic: Managing the consequences - Sudha Narayanan (IGIDR)

Covid-19: What can be done immediately to help vulnerable population - Reetika Khera (IIM Ahmedabad)

Covid-19: Dealing with the economic consequences - Ram Singh (Delhi School of Economics)

Covid-19: Macroeconomic implications for India - Rajeswari Sengupta (IGIDR)

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