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Analysis and Commentary

‘Huge Numbers May Be Pushed Into Dire Poverty Or Starvation…We Need To Secure Them’

by Amartya Sen, Raghuram Rajan, Abhijit Banerjeevia Indian Express
Thursday, April 16, 2020

Amartya Sen, Raghuram Rajan, Abhijit Banerjee write: The unexpected loss of income and savings can have serious consequences, even if the meals are secured for now: farmers need money to buy seeds and fertilizer for the next planting season; shopkeepers need to decide how they will fill their shelves again

Analysis and Commentary

When News Suppression Hits Home

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, April 12, 2020

My brother in India faces criminal charges for reporting a story.

In the News

COVID-19: Rajan Plots Way Forward For ‘India’s Greatest Challenge’

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia The Quint
Sunday, April 5, 2020

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has suggested the government call people with proven expertise and capabilities, including from opposition parties, to deal with perhaps the greatest emergency being faced by the country since Independence following the coronavirus outbreak.

In the News

Govt Should Cut Back Or Delay Less Important Expenditure: Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia The Economic Times
Monday, April 6, 2020

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said India needs to cut back or delay less important expenditure while refocusing on immediate needs.

In the News

Prioritize Spending On Poor, Raghuram Rajan Tells Modi

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia
Sunday, April 5, 2020

Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan has urged the Narendra Modi administration to prioritize spending on the poor and warned that bad loans could rise due to the coronavirus pandemic, calling it the nation’s “greatest emergency perhaps since Independence".

In the News

India Faces Greatest Economic Emergency Since Independence, Says Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Sunday, April 5, 2020

Former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan sees the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic as the “greatest emergency” India has faced since independence.

In the News

‘India Cannot Relax Its Guard; Needs To Ramp Up Testing Strategy’

quoting Chirantan Chatterjeevia The Times of India
Thursday, April 2, 2020

Chirantan Chatterjee, ICICI Bank Chair Professor at IIM-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is the chairperson of the Centre for Management of Healthcare Services (CMHS) at IIM-A, and is a visiting fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

In the News

COVID-19: Prominent Names Who Feel The Lockdown May Be A Failure In India

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia CNBC
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

While countries across the globe have resorted to lockdowns to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the absence of a cure, prominent names in India believe the measure may not be successful in the country. These names include well-known economist and former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan and leading businessman Rajiv Bajaj, the managing director of Bajaj Auto.

In the News

Lockdown Not Enough To Contain Coronavirus In India: Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Raghuram Rajan said that the infrastructure in this country is a hindrance to the government's fight against the coronavirus, adding that all resources must be focused on tackling the pandemic.
In the News

India's 21-Day Lockdown May Not Necessarily Contain Coronavirus: Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg Quint
Thursday, March 26, 2020

India’s three-week-long lockdown, the world’s biggest, to combat the Covid-19 pandemic may not necessarily contain the spread of infection, according to Raghuram Rajan.