Friday, November 27th, 2020 The Indian Economy at the Crossroads: Towards Reform or Further Stagnation?

Friday, November 27, 202010:00AM - 12:00PMExternal Event, External Event


The Indian economy, one of the largest in the world, is set to contract significantly this year. Our panel of experts will discuss policy measures adopted by the Indian government to tackle the economic downturn as a result of the devastating effects of COVID 19 pandemic in the country. The panel will also discuss short and medium run scenarios for the Indian economy highlighting the interdependence between democratic institutions, economic growth and welfare. Finally, the panelists will also discuss India’s regional and international economic relations in the context of the present crisis in globalization and the country’s border impasse with China.


Dr. Sanjay Reddy
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, New School University, New York, USA

Dr. Lekha Chakraborty
Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi, India and Research Associate, Bard College, NY, USA

Dr. Saon Ray
Senior Fellow, Indian Council of International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi, India

Dr. Bharat Punjabi
Research Fellow, Global Cities Institute and Lecturer, Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

Dr. John Harriss
Professor Emeritus, International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Canada


Canadian International Council - Toronto Branch


Centre for South Asian Studies, Asian Institute

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