COVID-19 and the Indian Economy

Organizing Committee: Tanika Chakraborty (IIM Calcutta), Sabyasachi Das (Ashoka University) and Parikshit Ghosh (Delhi School of Economics)

Date: September 18-19, 2020

Place: Zoom registration link. Please register for the event to get the Zoom link.

Programme

Day 1: Friday, September 18, 2020

Session 1: Sectoral Impact

Session Chair: Manaswini Bhalla, IIM Bangalore

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: COVID-19 and Supply Chain Disruptions
Kanika Mahajan, Ashoka University

5:30 PM to 6:00 PM

COVID-19 Threat Perceptions and Migrants’ Willingness to Return to Work in India
Anirudh Tagat, Monk Prayogshala

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Livelihoods and Mental Well-being during COVID-19: A Study using Matched Husband-Wife data in Urban India
Sanchari Roy, King’s College London

6:30 PM to 6:45 PM

Break

Session 2: Pandemic and the Society

Session Chair: Aaditya Dar, ISB Hyderabad

6:45 PM to 7:15 PM

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Lockdown: First Effects on Gender Gaps in Employment and Domestic Work in India
Ashwini Deshpande, Ashoka University

7:15 PM to 7:45 PM

The Inter-state Variation of Resistance to COVID-19
Pulapre Balakrishnan, Ashoka University

7:45 PM to 8:15 PM

Containing a Pandemic with Public Actions and Public Trust: The Kerala Story
Arijit Sen, IIM Calcutta

8:15 PM to 8:30 PM

Discussion with the speakers

Day 2: Saturday, September 19, 2020

Session 3: Pandemic and Inequality

Session Chair: Monishankar Bishnu, ISI Delhi

5:00 PM to 5:30 PM

COVID-19 and Corporate India
Rajeswari Sengupta, IGIDR Mumbai

5:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Pandemic Containment and Inequality in a Developing Economy
Srinivasan Murali, IIM Bangalore

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

When Does Work-From-Home Work?
Shekhar Tomar, Indian School of Business

6:30 PM to 6:45 PM

Break

Session 4: Macroeconomic Implications

Session Chair: Amrita Dhillon, King’s College London

6:45 PM to 7:15 PM

Lights Out? COVID-19 Containment Policies and Economic Output
Sonalika Sinha, Reserve Bank of India

7:15 PM to 7:45 PM

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic Risk and Lockdown in the Indian Economy
Siddhartha Nath, Reserve Bank of India

7:45 PM to 8:15 PM

Pandemics Through the Lens of Occupations
Amartya Lahiri, University of British Columbia

8:15 PM to 8:30 PM

Discussion with the speakers