Unravelling the Intersection of Public Policy, Economics, and Finance: IMPRI CSFE’s Endeavors

Arjun Kumar


In the intricate web of global economies, public policy is the guiding force that shapes economic and financial landscapes. The decisions made by policymakers have a profound impact on economic growth, fiscal stability, and financial markets. The IMPRI Centre for the Study of Finance and Economics emerges as a beacon of research, analysis, and advocacy, driving evidence-based policy discussions and initiatives in this vital realm.

Relevance of Public Policy in Economics and Finance

Public policy is crucial in steering economic growth, addressing income disparities, and ensuring financial stability. Policies related to taxation, monetary policy, trade, and regulation have far-reaching consequences for businesses, households, and markets. Effective policies also facilitate access to financial services, support entrepreneurship, and contribute to sustainable economic development.

Contribution of IMPRI Centre for the Study of Finance and Economics

The IMPRI Centre for the Study of Finance and Economics stands at the forefront of generating insights that inform policy decisions in the realms of economics and finance. IMPRI brings together experts, policymakers, academics, and practitioners to deliberate on economic challenges through research papers, policy dialogues, and interactive forums. The centre significantly shapes policies that foster economic growth and financial stability by conducting rigorous research and offering evidence-based insights.

Scope of Research and Analysis

The scope of research within the IMPRI Centre’s realm spans a broad spectrum of economic and financial topics. The centre’s research addresses diverse aspects, from macroeconomic policies, fiscal reforms, and monetary strategies to financial market regulations, trade dynamics, and financial inclusion. Through interdisciplinary research, IMPRI enhances the understanding of the intricate connections between public policy, economics, and finance.

Career Prospects in the Field

Professionals interested in the intersection of public policy, economics, and finance have promising career prospects. Opportunities exist within government agencies, central banks, financial institutions, research organizations, academia, and consulting firms. Career paths encompass economic analysis, policy advising, financial market research, risk management, investment analysis, and economic diplomacy. The IMPRI Centre for the Study of Finance and Economics offers a platform for skill enhancement, networking, and contributing to transformative policy changes.

IMPRI Centre for the Study of Finance and Economics’ Role

The IMPRI Centre for the Study of Finance and Economics catalyzes evidence-based policy advocacy that bolsters economic growth and financial stability. Its collaborations with stakeholders ensure that research translates into pragmatic policy measures. IMPRI fosters economic resilience, advocates for sound fiscal policies, and contributes to a thriving financial ecosystem by bridging the gap between research and policy implementation.


In the interconnected world of economics and finance, public policy holds the reins to shaping prosperous and stable societies. The IMPRI Centre for the Study of Finance and Economics exemplifies how research, collaboration, and advocacy can lead to policies that drive economic growth and financial resilience. As the centre continues to unravel the complexities of this realm, it reaffirms its commitment to building economies that flourish, markets that thrive, and societies that benefit from well-crafted policies.

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  • Arjun Kumar

    Arjun Kumar is the Director of the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. With training in development economics, he specialises in quantitative and qualitative research methods, econometrics and the use of statistical software to crunch big data. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Institute for Human Development (IHD) amongst others and has been associated with several think tanks, research institutes, governments, civil society organisations, and private enterprises. He is President of a Jharkhand based NGO (registered in 2010), Manavdhara- a youth social organisation working for humanitarian causes in backward regions and for marginalised communities. He has also taught Economics at the University of Delhi. His research interests are in the economy, development studies, housing and basic amenities, urban and regional research, inclusive and sustainable development, data and evidence-based policy, and, research methods. He has several research publications to his credit and has experience of being involved in research projects of international and national repute. He is also a member and part of various government and non-government formed committees, groups, and advisory boards overseeing the deliberation as subject matter expert and for possessing strong research acumen. He is an avid writer and frequently writes on various dimensions of economic issues, policies, and their impact for several eminent media platforms.

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