The November 2020 issue of the Newsletter provides a quick recap of ICRIER’s research and policy engagements during the month of October 2020 under different thrust areas. We moved our 12th Annual G20 Conference online with extraordinary success in quality and viewership. We hope you take some time to view some of the recordings and also glance through other updates from October. We would love to hear back from you.



Challenges to Farm Bills Harken to Socialist Era, Attempt to Undo Agriculture’s 1991 Moment
Ashok Gulati | Indian Express | October 26, 2020

Punjab’s Challenge to the Centre Shows the Limitations of MSP as Agriculture Policy
Siraj Hussain | The WIRE | October 26, 2020

Why Governments Need to Advise Farmers on Alternative Cropping Patterns
Siraj Hussain | The WIRE | October 22, 2020

Rise in Agri Prices, Here’s what it means According to Former Agri Secy
Siraj Hussain | CNBC TV18 | October 20, 2020

We Need Laws that Give Farmers more Space to Sell their Produce — New Farm Laws Fit this Bill
Ashok Gulati | Indian Express | October 12, 2020

Green Shoots of the New Farm Bills will be Visible in 3-5 Years: Ashok Gulati
Hindu BusinessLine | October 3, 2020

Published Works:

Policy Brief | Energy Challenges for India: Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy
Saon Ray and Kuntala Bandyopadhyay


India's Solar Story: Is Atmanirbharta that Easy?
Amrita Goldar & Sajal Jain | Financial Express | October 19, 2020

Published Works:

Working Paper | Specific Human Capital and Skills in Indian Manufacturing: Observed Wage and Tenure Relationships from a Worker Survey
Authors: Jaivir Singh, Deb Kusum Das and Kumar Abhishek


National Education Policy 2020: Can the Classroom Change
Rashmi Sharma | Financial Express | October 15, 2020

Why Creating Jobs is the Single most Important Task for India’s Economy
Rajat Kathuria | Asien-dialog.de- Podcast | October 5, 2020


ICANN 69 Pre-Meeting Briefing for India


Why India should Follow Swachh Data Mission to Collect the Right Data for Policymaking
Rekha Jain | Economic Times | October 11, 2020


12th Annual International G20 Conference on Protecting Human Lives and Restoring Economic Stability: Views from the G20 Members
Participants: Rajat Kathuria, Pramod Bhasin, Fahad Almubarak, Suresh Prabhu, Rahul Chhabra, Peter Rimmele, Luis Breuer, José Siaba Serrate, Jay Surti, Alok Sheel, Patrick Low, Stormy Mildner, Peter Draper, Anwarul Hoda, Manoj Jhalan, iIlona Kickbusch, Peter Taylor, Praveen Gedam, Chetan Ghate, Raghuram Govinda Rajan, Nella Hendriyetti, Nicholas Stern, Ajay Mathur, Dennis Görlich, Amar Bhattacharya, Shingo Miyamoto, Saud Mohammed Alsati, Vincenzo de Luca

Webinar on Sustainable Infrastructure for Recovery and Better Growth: An Agenda for the G20
Participants: Amar Bhattacharya, Rakesh Mohan, Rajat Kathuria


Through a Crystal Ball, Darkly
Shankar Acharya | Business Standard | October 28, 2020

A Fresh Capital Crisis Looms over India’s Banking Sector
Alok Sheel | LiveMint | October 28, 2020

Winter is Coming: Why India Should Worry about Covid Axis and ‘Second Wave’
Alok Sheel | Financial Express | October 24, 2020

The Golden Bird 2.0: Resurgence of India' Highlights India's Glorious Past
Rajat Kathuria | Republicworld | October 20, 2020

The September Surprise from the Indian Economy
Rajat Kathuria | Mint Capital Calculus- Podcast | October 9, 2020

Shape of Economic Recovery Might Look Like Nike Logo with the V Flattening out as Economy Grows at Lower Trend
Alok Sheel | Financial Express | October 3, 2020

Published Works:

Working Paper | COVID-19, Data Localisation and G20: Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies for India
Arpita Mukherjee, Soham Sinha, Angana Parashar Sarma Nibha Bharti and Drishti Vishwanath

Working Paper | Quantifying Barriers to Movement of Service Suppliers and Examining their Effects: Implications for COVID-19
Anirudh Shingal


E-commerce and India: Emerging Trade Policy, Negotiating Issues and Way Forward
Arpita Mukherjee | Chapter - World Trade and India | October 17, 2020

Determinants of Services Trade Agreement Membership
Anirudh Shingal & Peter Egger | Article - Review of World Economics | October 15, 2020

ICRIER Urges the Government to Develop Cross-Border Special Economic Zones
Economic Times | October 12, 2020

ICRIER 12th Annual International G20 Conference:

Need Short-term Relief to Retain Long-term Growth Hopes
The Hindu | October 8, 2020

Centre's 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' Campaign shouldn't result in Protectionism, says Raghuram Rajan
Economic Times | October 8, 2020

Book Review:

Isher Judge Ahluwalia’s Memoir Throws Light on Economic Policymaking, Gender Discrimination at Work
Chintan Girish Modi | MoneyControl | October 24, 2020

Isher Ahluwalia and Devaki Jain Fashioned Feminism Out of Lived Experience
Uma Mahadevan Dasgupta | Indian Express | October 20, 2020
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