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[CPR-I4I] Webinar on 'A New Economic Imagination?'

  • Blog Post Date 15 September, 2020
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Yamini Aiyar

Centre for Policy Research

yaiyar@accountabilityindia.org

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Maitreesh Ghatak

London School of Economics; IGC India

m.ghatak@lse.ac.uk

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Ashok Kotwal

Editor-in-Chief, Ideas for India; University of British Columbia

ashok.kotwal@ubc.ca

Centre for Policy Research and Ideas for India invite you to a webinar on:

A New Economic Imagination?

Panellists:

Ashok Kotwal, Editor-in-Chief, Ideas for India,

Bharat Ramaswami, Professor of Economics, Ashoka University,

Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics

Mekhala Krishnamurthy, Senior Fellow, CPR and Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Ashoka University

In conversation with:

Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive, CPR

Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 6:30 P.M. via Zoom. Register here.

The session will also be live-streamed on CPR's Facebook page and shared on I4I Facebook page. If there is an issue, please email communication@cprindia.org or managing.editor@ideasforindia.in.

About the Discussion

What is the desirable path for growth for India? The reality of India's pre-pandemic economic slowdown and pandemic induced recession, has placed active pathways for economic growth in India back in contention. What will it take to place India back on a sustainable, long term growth pathway? Against the backdrop of trade wars, retreating globalisation and a saturation of demand in India, the challenges are significant and well established economic models of prosperity may no longer hold. How can India carve new strategies for growth that are inclusive, that fuel domestic demand and that ensure that all Indians are active participants in growth.

This webinar will focus on debating domestic demand specifically in rural India. It builds on a recent I4I post by three of the speakers and will specifically focus on agriculture and its interface with rural manufacturing.