Assessing the impact of the pandemic and designing the policy approach

Economists from Azim Premji University analyze economic impact of the COVID-19 lockdown, suggest policy responses, and the ways to finance them.

Reviving Employment and Livelihoods in India: Covid-19 and After

Confederation of Indian Industries and Azim Premji University Report
Author: Amit Basole

Pandemic, informality, and vulnerability: impact of COVID-19 on livelihoods in India

Canadian Journal of Development Economics, https://​doi​.org/​10​.​1080​/​022551
Authors: Surbhi Kesar, Rosa Abraham, Rahul Lahoti, Paaritosh Nath and Amit Basole

Down and Out? The Gendered Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on India’s Labour Market

CSE Working Paper #40, February, 2021
Authors: Rosa Abraham, Amit Basole and Surbhi Kesar
Also see: A podcast with Rosa Abraham and coverage of this research in Bloomberg Quint and Times of India.

Labour, Livelihoods, and Employment in the 2021 – 22 Union Budget

Article in Economic and Political Weekly, Feb 27, 2021
Author: Amit Basole

The Budget does not help those facing hunger, unemployment and loss of educational opportunities

Article in Frontline, Feb 26, 2021
Authors: Rahul Lahoti and Surbhi Kesar

A Budget that doubly punishes victims of the pandemic

Article in Frontline, Feb 26, 2021
Author: Zico Dasgupta 

The poorest have been worst hit by pandemic

Article in Hindustan Times, Jan 29, 2021
Authors: Paaritosh Nath, S. Nelson Mandela and Aishwarya Gawali 

Have the labour markets recovered post-lockdown?

Article in Hindustan Times, Jan 26, 2021
Authors: Rosa Abraham and Amit Basole

सबसे बड़ा सवाल: महिलाओं और युवाओं पर पड़ी लॉकडाउन की ज्यादा मार? Sandeep Chaudhary के साथ

Research reported in Sabse Bada Sawal on News24, Jan 232021

The Impossible Trinity Facing Budget 2021 – 22

Article in Hindustan Times, Jan 23, 2021
Author: Zico Dasgupta

Budget 2021: As Inequalities Widen, What Should Be India’s Policy Approach?

BloombergQuint, Jan 19, 2021 interview
Ira Dugal from Bloomberg Quint speaks with Arjun Jayadev, Amit Basole, and Rajendran Narayanan.

Pandemic Effect: 9 Months On, More Younger Workers Remain Jobless

Article in India Spend, Jan 20, 2021
Authors: Rosa Abraham, Amit Basole, and Surbhi Kesar.

See our working paper for a detailed analysis

What 2020 did to India’s inequality?

Article in Mint, Jan 19, 2021
Authors: Rahul Lahoti , Mrinalini Jha , and Amit Basole.

Experts call for a spending boost.

Article in Mint, Dec 302021

Article by Shreya Nandi from Mint, based on panel discussions with Rosa Abraham (Senior Fellow, Azim Premji Unierversity), Jyotsna Jha (Director, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bengaluru), Ashutosh Gupta (India country manager, LinkedIn), and Manish Sabharwal (Chairman, Teamlease Services).