April 30, 2020
Indian state strategies for Covid-19 response
With Indian states developing their own guidelines and strategies for COVID-19 response, this note documents policy decisions and announcements of all Indian states (except Kerala), subject to its appearance in the public domain.
April 30, 2020
PM Garib Kalyan Yojana: Coverage, Identification and Implementation
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) is a relief package of Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore announced to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme is built upon twelve different schemes already institutionalised by the government. It uses various channels to...
April 28, 2020
When Liberia forsook its Hand-shake
As different states develop their strategies for responding to Covid-19, there are several well-documented lessons from Ebola worth emulating in India.
April 26, 2020
Templeton shock and eerie silence of the Sarkar
In this article, Shankkar Aiyar discusses the need for a policy response to address the crisis in the savings sector. The discussion comes in the wake of the recent announcement by one of India's largest mutual funds to wind up six of their credit ...
April 23, 2020
Sensitivity of COVID-19 case projections to CDGR
CDGR-based projection of COVID-19 cases must take the time period used into account.
April 22, 2020
Opinion | This crisis could rip apart the usual macro policy playbook
If India sees a weak economic recovery after COVID19, it calls for painful policy options like fiscal austerity, financial repression, higher inflation, and higher tax rates. Extraordinary times lead to a radical departure from the standard macroecon...
April 21, 2020
COVID-19 a grim reminder for govts to improve sanitation, housing in cities to prevent pandemics; science won't be enough
#COVID19 has exposed the fault lines in our urban infrastructure. Vaidehi Tandel makes a case for city governments to focus delivery of better sanitation and housing conditions on Firstpost.
April 20, 2020
Slowbalisation and quit China moves
How has #COVID19 affected globalisation? As countries move their production out of China, Shankkar Aiyar examines the trade-off between the cost of productivity and the price of political economy in The New Indian Express. ...
April 07, 2020
Opinion | A production model that could guide an economic resumption
In this article, Niranjan Rajadhyaksha presents a guide for India's economic resumption post the lockdown, considering the sectoral interdependences in production functions.
March 31, 2020
Dr. Lancelot Pinto on COVID-19