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The Indian Economy Today – And What the Interim Budget Did Not Do About It

About the talk

India is supposed to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world. But is this growth being shared amongst people at large? Or is there something else happening there? As the British economist Joan Robinson once said: “Whatever you can rightly say about India, the opposite is also true.” We are going through that situation now, with a large number of people still struggling with the after effects of the pandemic. At the same time, the well-to-do have perhaps never had it so good. Economists these days like to refer to this as the K-shaped recovery.

The talk will look at this K-shaped dichotomy and what the government could have possibly done about it in the interim budget, but didn’t.

Vivek Kaul

Vivek Kaul is a widely published writer on economics and finance, who has been quoted in The Economist, Wall Street Journal and the BBC. He is also the author of five books. His last book, Bad Money – Inside the NPA Mess and How It Threatens the Indian Banking System, published in June 2020 by HarperCollins, was an Amazon bestseller.

Kaul’s writing on economic and financial issues has appeared in leading Indian publications. Currently, he is a regular columnist for the Mint and the Deccan Herald.
In the past, he has been invited to talk to the students of, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Indore, IIM Ranchi, IIM Visakhapatnam, TISS Hyderabad and Symbiosis University.
Kaul lives in Mumbai and these days spends time writing Easynomics, a weekly newsletter on the economics of everyday life.

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