Assessing the impact of the pandemic and designing the policy approach


Economists from Azim Premji University analyze economic impact of the COVID-19 lockdown, suggest policy responses, and the ways to finance them.

The Budget does not help those facing hunger, unemployment and loss of educational opportunities

Article in Frontline, Feb 26, 2021

Authors: Rahul Lahoti and Surbhi Kesar

 

A Budget that doubly punishes victims of the pandemic

Article in Frontline, Feb 26, 2021
Author: Zico Dasgupta 

 

The poorest have been worst hit by pandemic

Article in Hindustan Times, Jan 29, 2021
Authors: Paaritosh Nath, S. Nelson Mandela and Aishwarya Gawali 

 

Have the labour markets recovered post-lockdown?

Article in Hindustan Times, Jan 26, 2021
Authors: Rosa Abraham and Amit Basole

 

सबसे बड़ा सवाल: महिलाओं और युवाओं पर पड़ी लॉकडाउन की ज्यादा मार? Sandeep Chaudhary के साथ

Research reported in Sabse Bada Sawal on News24, Jan 23, 2021

 

The Impossible Trinity Facing Budget 2021-22

Article in Hindustan Times, Jan 23, 2021
Author: Zico Dasgupta

 

Budget 2021: As Inequalities Widen, What Should Be India’s Policy Approach?

BloombergQuint, Jan 19, 2021 interview
Ira Dugal from Bloomberg Quint speaks with Arjun Jayadev, Amit Basole, and Rajendran Narayanan.

 

Pandemic Effect: 9 Months On, More Younger Workers Remain Jobless

Article in India Spend, Jan 20, 2021
Authors: Rosa Abraham, Amit Basole, and Surbhi Kesar.

See our working paper for a detailed analysis

 

What 2020 did to India’s inequality?

Article in Mint, Jan 19, 2021
Authors: Rahul Lahoti , Mrinalini Jha , and Amit Basole.

 

Experts call for a spending boost.

Article in Mint, Dec 30, 2021

Article by Shreya Nandi from Mint, based on panel discussions with Rosa Abraham (Senior Fellow, Azim Premji Unierversity), Jyotsna Jha (Director, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bengaluru), Ashutosh Gupta (India country manager, LinkedIn), and Manish Sabharwal (Chairman, Teamlease Services).