Centre for Policy Research and Ideas for India invite you to a webinar on: A New Economic Imagination?
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
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 is the first in a series of conversations that CPR will curate on the Indian economy in collaboration with partners across India. The series hopes to place key facts of the Indian economy on the table and through this interrogate policy pathways and the current menu of solutions with the objective of infusing a fresh imagination in to the ongoing debate on India's growth.
This webinar will focus on debating domestic demand specifically in rural India. It builds on a paper by three speakers and will specifically focus on agriculture and its interface with rural manufacturing.