The talk will discuss the economic consequences of the Pandemic in terms of national output, employment, individual household/ corporate wealth losses. It will also focus on the implications of the country of origin of Covid-19, China’s deep integration into the global economy as a trading partner and supply chain hub. The logic and consequences of the lockdown as a public health measure will also be discussed. In addition, the talk will also focus on the government economic policies and stimulus package during this time.
About the Speaker
Amita Batra is Professor of Economics in the Centre for South Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Prof. Batra has undertaken research and published extensively on trade and economic integration issues in South and Southeast Asia, preferential trade agreements and comparative advantage analysis of India and China. Her most recent Book is titled ‘Regional Economic Integration in South Asia:Trapped in Conflict?’, London: Routledge, 2013. She is on the editorial committee of the international journal Asian Perspective (published by John Hopkins University, USA) and member, editorial board of the Journal of Asian Economic Integration (Sage Publications). She is honorary member of the Advisory Board of Centre for Advanced Trade Research of the Trade Promotion Council of India. Prof. Batra is also an occasional columnist for Business Standard, a leading financial daily in India.
Prof. Batra holds an M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India.