In an article published by The Hindustan Times, Soumya Kapoor Mehta (Head – IWWAGE) and Sona Mitra (Principal Economist – IWWAGE) write about universalising maternity entitlements and childcare as a public good in India and list out the steps needed to reduce and redistribute such work. Read the article here.
Dr Pulapre Balakrishnan — Professor of Economics at IIM Kozhikode and Ashoka University, as well as a distinguished economist well known for his scholarly work on the Indian economy and active participation in public discourse through popular writings — interacted with the students of Krea University, sharing his knowledge on the economy that was and the economy that continues to be. Through an evidence-based approach, Dr Balakrishnan provided an account of the impact Jawaharlal Nehru and Narendra Modi have had on the economy. Packed with insights, the session focused on highlighting the economic consequences of the governance of these two significant Indian leaders.
‘The Economics of Small Things’ authored by Dr Sudipta Sarangi was e-launched recently, followed by a detailed discussion about the book and a fun Q/A session hosted by Krea University. In conversation with Dr Sunder Ramaswamy (Vice-Chancellor, Krea University) and Dr Madhuri Saripalle (Associate Professor of Economics at IFMR GSB, Krea University), Dr Sarangi shared his writing experience, elaborated on why he chose pop-culture and examples with an Indian context to present some deep concepts, in addition to explaining his fascination for human behaviour and its relationship with Economics. Watch the recording of the session here.