ICRIER G20 2021
ICRIER’s 13th Annual International
G20 Conference
Global Economic Coordination in the Age of Pandemic:
Views from the G20 Members
6th - 8th OCTOBER 2021

Conference Schedule



4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (IST)
Inaugural Session: Covid-19 Pandemic and the Future of G-20[Video]

Shrimati Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of India, Government of India

Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles and G-20 Sherpa of India

Shri Rajiv Kumar,Vice Chairman NITI Aayog

Other Speakers

Mr. Pramod Bhasin, Chairman, ICRIER

Mr. Peter Rimmele, Resident Representative to India, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Dr. Deepak Mishra, Director & CE, ICRIER

7:00 – 8:30 pm (IST)
Session 1: Coordination of Macroeconomic Policy in the Post-Covid World: Preparing for Taper Tantrum II and other Global Shocks [Video]

Session Chair: Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of India and Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP)


Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India

Nada Choueiri, IMF Mission Chief for India

Stephany Griffith Jones, Financial Markets Director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University

5:30 – 7:00 pm (IST)
Session 2: Coherent Response for a Post-Covid-19 Recovery: Balancing Strong with Sustainable Recovery [Video]

Chair: Amar Bhattacharya, Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development, Centre for Sustainable Development Program, Brookings Institute


Jean Pisani-Ferry, Senior fellow at Bruegel and Senior Non-resident Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Richard Damania, Chief Economist, Sustainable Development, The World Bank

Ulka Kelkar, Director – Climate Program, WRI India

7:00 – 8:30 pm (IST)
Session 3: Future of Work and Social Protection in the Post-Covid World: Role that G-20 can Play [Video]

Chair: Yamini Aiyar, President & Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research


Alina Sorgner, Assistant Professor of Applied Data Analytics, John Cabot University

Carl B. Frey, Oxford Martin Citi Fellow, University of Oxford

Ruzbeh Irani, President, Group Human Resources & Communications, Member of the Group Executive Board

4:00 – 5:30 pm (IST)
Session 4: Women in Economics and Business: A Conversation in Honour of Isher Judge Ahluwalia [Video]

Women remain under-represented in economics and business, yet many have made an outsized impact in these fields. This session will feature conversation between three highly successful women professionals discussing groundbreaking contribution in their respective fields while honouring the life and achievements of Ms. Isher Judge Ahluwalia. The session will be moderated by Pramod Bhasin, Chairperson, ICRIER.


Sonalde Desai, Professor and Director, NCAER-National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC)

Rohini Pande, Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University

Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairman, Max Financial Services Ltd.; Chairman, HSBC Asset Management (India) Pvt Ltd and HSBC InvestDirect (India) Ltd

7:00 – 8:30 pm (IST)
Session 5: Reform to Remain Relevant: Views from the Past, Current and Upcoming G20 Presidencies [Video]

Chair: Rajat Kathuria, Senior Visiting Professor, ICRIER and Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University


Baijayant Panda, National Vice President and Spokesperson, Bhartiya Janata Party

Vincenzo de Luca, Ambassador of Italy to India

Tetsushi Sonobe, Dean & CEO, ADBI

8:20 – 8:30 pm (IST)
Conference Closure and Vote of Thanks by Dr. Deepak Mishra, Director & CE, ICRIER


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