Poverty & Inequality

CPR-I4I webinar video: A new economic imagination?

  • Blog Post Date 30 September, 2020
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Yamini Aiyar

Centre for Policy Research


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Maitreesh Ghatak

London School of Economics


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Ashok Kotwal

University of British Columbia

Centre for Policy Research and Ideas for India jointly held a webinar on 16 September 2020, to discuss domestic demand specifically in rural India. It built on a recent I4I post by three of the speakers and particularly focussed on agriculture and its interface with rural manufacturing.


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, Centre for Policy Research

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?

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