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Hard-cover • 2020
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Lessons and Policy Response
Uma Kapila (Ed.)
Economic Developments in India (EDI), Volume 250
About the Book
<p>India is in the thick of the world-wide novel Coronavirus disease—COVID-19, grappling with three crises at the same time. The pandemic itself is causing health crisis, a humanitarian crisis especially for migrant workers and daily wage earners following the lockdown and a very sharp negative macroeconomic shock to both employment and incomes—a steep fall in GDP (-23.9% in Q1 of FY 20-21) and hence also government resources. This is the first economic crisis in recent memory that has been triggered by a non-economic factor—a pandemic.</p> <p>Coronavirus Pandemic: Lessons and Policy Response puts together contributions on the subject covering various aspects of the health crisis, economic crisis and humanitarian crisis in 31 chapters by 23 economists, analysing how health, macroeconomic and financial policies must do the things today that set the stage for V shaped recovery. This calls for thoughtful policy decisions through 2020 and 2021.</p>
About the Author(s) / Editor(s)
<p>UMA KAPILA, author/editor of several books, has taught Indian Economy to undergraduate students for over forty-two years. She retired as Reader from the Department of Economics, Miranda House, University of Delhi. Presently, she is Editorial Director, Academic Foundation.</p> <p>An Honours Graduate from Miranda House, University of Delhi and M.A. and Ph.D. from Delhi School of Economics, Dr. Uma Kapila has also served on the Planning Commission Study Group on “Agricultural Strategies in the Eastern Region of India for the Seventh Five Year Plan” (Perspective Planning Division).</p> <p>Dr. Uma Kapila is the author of the book: Oilseeds Economy of India (1982) published by the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. She is also author/editor of text books on Indian economy for B.A. (Hons.), B. Com (Hons.) and B.A. Programme. Her best seller edited book: Indian Economy Since Independence is running in to 31st edition and her authored book: Indian Economy: Performance and Policies in to 21st edition. Besides several edited and co-edited books with Raj Kapila on India’s economic reforms, banking and finance, Dr. Uma Kapila’s recent edited books: Demonetisation: The Economists Speak (2017) and India’s Economy: Pre-liberalisation to GST (2017) are well acclaimed. Detailed information on these publications is readily available at the publisher’s website: www.academicfoundation.com /www.academicfoundation.org </p>
S. Mahendra Dev
Sourindra M. Ghosh
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