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Latest: Evolution of the distribution of plant level productivity

We study the evolution of the distribution of plant level productivity in Indian manufacturing units. We find that significantly large number of entries and exits happen at the middle of the distribution. Moreover, there is no significant difference in productivity of plants that enter or exit or continue operations. This is contrary to standard theory which suggests that plants with productivity below some threshold should exit while entering plants are expected to have productivity above a threshold.

Lives and Livelihoods: An Exit Strategy from Lockdown For India (with Soma Dey and Shweta Jain), 30 May, 2020. EPW Special Article Vol. 55, Issue No. 22.

A road map for balancing lives and livelihoods during COVID - 19: has been drawn up in this paper.

Op-ed and Blogs

Latest: Why India is losing its grip over Covid

India is in the firm grip of the second wave of COVID-19. A pall of gloom has descended across the nation. Daily infections are at a record high, oxygen and medicine are scarce, even crematoriums and burial grounds have run out of capacity. Several states have announced lock downs. This situation will no doubt have a long-term impact on all our lives, whether we are directly impacted by the virus or not. It is not only lives, but livelihoods are also at stake. The economic impact is likely to be substantial.

 

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April 8, 2021: Why does global collaboration matter in this uncertain world? Dr. Ka Yee Christina Lee, Provost, University of Chicago and Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, VC of Shiv Nadar University View

April 15, 2021: Future Of Business Education In This Uncertain World  Dr. Andrew Rose, Dean NUS Business School View

April 22, 2021: Addressing Education Inequality in the Post Pandemic World  Dr. Pauline Rose, Professor and Director of REAL, University of Cambridge View

April 29, 2021: How Political Networks Form in Urbanizing India Dr. Tariq Tahchil, Director CASI, University of Pennsylvania View

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