Interpreting India
Interpreting India
May 20, 2020
Coronavirus and the Indian Labor and Household Sectors with Mahesh Vyas
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As India enters week 8 of its lockdown, the country's economy has reached a grinding halt. To better understand the impact of the pandemic – especially on the labor and household sectors– Srinath Raghavan speaks to Mahesh Vyas about the long-term repercussions of the lockdown on the Indian economy.



Mahesh Vyas is Managing Director and CEO of Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt Ltd. He is the chief architect of CMIE’s proprietary databases. He created the Consumer Pyramids database by setting up the largest, fastest and technologically the most advanced household survey in India. Besides other applications of this database, he initiated and created the first set of fast frequency macroeconomic indicators, from a private agency in India.

Srinath Raghavan is a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie India. He is also a professor of International Relations and History at Ashoka University. His primary research focus is on the contemporary and historical aspects of India’s foreign and security policies. He has written a number of books spanning international relations, strategic studies and modern South Asian history. 


Additional Reading:

  1. A Third Shock by Mahesh Vyas
  2. Sharp Slowdown in Project Completions by Mahesh Vyas
  3. How are Indian Households coping under the COVID-19 Lockdown? 8 Key Findings by Marianne Bertrand, Kaushik Krishnan, and Heather Schofield


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