Learnings from emissions trade in India
India, and many developing nations in other parts of the world take solace in the U-shaped Kuznets curve: a belief in this inverse relationship between income and environmental quality results in not ...
- Michael Greenstone Anant Sudarshan
- 20 September, 2022
The future of work from home
With the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic, work from home became the norm in 2020. However, even though mobility restrictions have been lifted, many workplaces all over the world continue to follow a m...
- Nicholas Bloom Nirvikar Singh
- 29 July, 2022
Leveraging digital labour markets to increase employment opportunities
India’s relatively young population, the pace of adoption of smartphones and digital technology, and rapid urbanisation has contributed to the growth of digital labour markets. In recent years, we h...
- Farzana Afridi Sakshi Khurana K. Rajeswara Rao
- 28 June, 2022
Culture and development
How did human society evolve from being organised predominantly around large kin-based networks, to one with strong notions of individualism? To examine this question, Joseph Henrich (Harvard University) and Patrick Francois (University of British Columbia) discuss the interactions between informal ...
- Patrick Francois Joseph Henrich
- 17 November, 2021
Inequality, labour market trends, and the welfare State
All around the world, rising levels of inequality – particularly in the last 3-4 decades – have been recognised as a major issue. In this context, David Green (University of British Columbia) and Parikshit Ghosh (I4I Editorial Board; Delhi School of Economics) discuss various factors including t...
- Parikshit Ghosh David Green
- 14 October, 2021
Left and right: Examining the evolution of political ideologies
With the advent of globalisation, the struggle between the ‘left’ and ‘right’ – as defined in Marxian terms – rapidly evolved from one between economic ideologies, to cultural wars. In this context, I4I Editor-in-Chief Ashok Kotwal engages in a deep-dive with Prof. Pranab Bardhan (Univer...
- Pranab Bardhan Ashok Kotwal
- 16 September, 2021
Webinar video: Putting farmers first
In December 2020, the India Programme of the International Growth Centre (IGC) and Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) organised a webinar on ‘Putting Farmers First’. The panel comprised Siraj Hussain (Senior Visiting Fellow, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relation...
- Bijeta Mohanty
- 01 April, 2021
Covid-19 and schooling: 2020 experience and way forward
The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic brought with it significant challenges for the education sector. On the one hand, closing schools meant imposing a heavy cost on a whole generation of students, and on the other hand, keeping schools open was a health hazard. India and several other developing coun...
- Rukmini Banerji Ashok Kotwal Wilima Wadhwa
- 24 January, 2021
Webinar video: Navigating Covid-19 impact on agriculture supply chains
In October 2020, the India Programme of the International Growth Centre (IGC) and Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) organised a webinar on ‘Navigating the Impact of Covid-19 on the Agriculture Supply Chain in India’. The panel comprised N. Saravana Kumar (Secretary, Agriculture Departm...
- Kumar Das Bijeta Mohanty
- 23 December, 2020
Webinar: Growing concern around violence against women
On 25 November 2020, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the India Programme of the International Growth Centre – in collaboration with the Asian Development Research Institute – organised a webinar on the ‘Growing concern around violence against women’, to d...
- Michele Mary Bernadine Nalini Gulati
- 10 December, 2020
CPR-I4I webinar video: A new economic imagination?
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.
- Yamini Aiyar Maitreesh Ghatak Ashok Kotwal Mekhala Krishnamurthy Bharat Ramaswami
- 30 September, 2020
Covid-19: Is it time to decentralise power?
Raghuram Rajan speaks to Econ Film’s CoronaNomics show, on the merits of de-centralised governance in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, how local authorities can be empowered, and the risk of a new financial crisis led by emerging markets.
- Raghuram Rajan
- 24 July, 2020
Webinar video: The Covid-19 shock
The Covid-19 pandemic and the containment measures adopted to check the spread of the disease, have caused an unprecedented economic crisis in India as well as the rest of the world. Further, India is experiencing a massive humanitarian crisis, exemplified by the scale of reverse migration that is i...
- Parikshit Ghosh Pronab Sen
- 29 June, 2020
IGC Panel Discussion on gender and education: From policy to practice
The International Growth Centre, in collaboration with the Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), the Gender Resource Centre (GRC), the Women Development Corporation of the Government of Bihar, and the Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3), organised a panel discussion on Gender and Education in P...
- Kumar Das Manish Kumar Prasad
- 19 June, 2020
Webinar video: The new Coronavirus and the Indian economy
The global pandemic has created a terrible trade-off for every country between an economic crisis caused by a shutdown of the economic activity and a health crisis and fatalities as the healthcare system gets overwhelmed. The burden of the economic hardship is unbearably heavy on the poor. This is e...
- Ashok Kotwal
- 02 June, 2020