Video: The Pandemic Era and Union Budget 2022-23

The State of Public Finance – #TowardsAccountability | Panel Discussion on The Pandemic Era and Union Budget 2022-23


#IMPRI Center for the Study of Finance and Economics (CSFE), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi invites you to a #WebPolicyTalk series:

The State of Public Finance – #TowardsAccountability

A Panel Discussion on

The Pandemic Era and Union Budget 2022-23

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:

Date: February 2, 2022
Time: 5:00 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live


Dr Dhiraj Nayyar
Director, Economics & Policy, Vedanta;
Former OSD & Head, Economics, Finance & Trade, NITI Aayog


Nalini Gulati
Managing Editor, Ideas for India;
Country Economist, India Programme
International Growth Centre (IGC)

Saugata Bhattacharya
Chief Economist and Executive Vice-President,
Axis Bank

Subhomoy Bhattacharjee
Consulting Editor,
Business Standard

Dr Pooja Misra
Associate Professor & Chairperson – Economics,
Birla Institute of Management Technology


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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.