Archived Articles (March 2020)

  • Viewpoint: Government Aid and the Informal Sector

    MEDC | 30 MAR,2020

    With India entering a lockdown mode to contain the spread of Covid-19, it is more important than ever before for the government to support the economy, especially the informal... Read more

  • Covid-19 and the rural economy

    MEDC | 30 MAR,2020

    Just when the harvest was picking up for many crops, first the unseasonal rains and then the lockdown due to Covid-19 has shaken up the distribution channels in India’s ... Read more

  • Digitizing the economy

    MEDC | 30 MAR,2020

    The importance of digitization in today’s situation cannot be exaggerated when people are repeatedly being told the necessity of social distancing and working from home ... Read more

  • Rate cuts and economic revival

    MEDC | 30 MAR,2020

    The market was expecting a rate cut this time, and the RBI Governor did not disappoint. The Central Bank cut the repo rate aggressively by 75 basis points (the sharpest in ove... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Economic Policy and Covid-19

    MEDC | 23 MAR,2020

    The spread of Covid-19 across the world is as contagious economically as it is medically. This is being reflected in the heightened volatility of financial markets worldwide. ... Read more

  • Inculcating a scientific temper

    MEDC | 23 MAR,2020

      With Covid-19 sweeping the globe, some rather misplaced assertions are being made linking India’s current relative health safety from it to our diets or other cu... Read more

  • Achieving sustained growth

    MEDC | 23 MAR,2020

    Only a few countries, largely in East Asia, have grown rapidly enough to bridge most of the economic gap with the Western World in a single generation. Our goal of becoming a ... Read more

  • Sequence and coordinate policy stimulus

    MEDC | 23 MAR,2020

    The ancient Chinese curse May you live in interesting times is now upon us. All over the world, policymakers are facing an unprecedented stress test and they will be judged by... Read more

  • Viewpoint: Covid-19 and a Global Recession

    medc | 16 MAR,2020

    The danger to the global economy from the Covid-19 outbreak is slowly being recognized all over the world. A global recession emanating from China now looks imminent. Although... Read more

  • Managing the rural downturn

    medc | 16 MAR,2020

    The global slowdown due to Covid-19 is likely to dampen demand in the economy, and, in turn, affect the agricultural sector. Agricultural incomes will be impacted, and fiscal ... Read more

  • Strengthening disaster management systems

    medc | 16 MAR,2020

    The Covid-19 pandemic constitutes both a global economic crisis as well as an unprecedented health crisis. The first task is to get manpower and money to hospitals and enhance... Read more

  • India's economic slowdown

    medc | 16 MAR,2020

      The Indian economy is currently facing a major slump, which has been complicated by the global Covid-19 crisis. There are a range of structural and cyclical factors wh... Read more

  • Viewpoint: The socioeconomic impact of coronavirus

    MEDC | 09 MAR,2020

      The Covid-19 outbreak has resulted in China becoming the epicentre of global health and economic uncertainty. Serious diseases endemic to a large region ending up as e... Read more

  • Risk-Management in India

    MEDC | 09 MAR,2020

      A networked world faces networked risks. This fact has been painfully brought out by the global Covid-19 outbreak. Today, countries also need to think about risk just ... Read more

  • Is India ready for cryptocurrency?

    MEDC | 09 MAR,2020

      The Supreme Court recently ruled that the RBI’s ban on banks dealing with the accounts of cryptocurrency traders and exchanges was unconstitutional. This is prob... Read more



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