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Nilanjan Banik

Nilanjan Banik

1 Professor and Chair, Admission Committee Bennett University

I earned my Ph.d. in Economics from Utah State University, USA and a Master of Economics from Delhi School of Economics, India. My works focus on the application of econometrics in understanding issues relating to international trade, market structure, and development economics. I have project experience with Geneva Network, UK; Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia; Laffer Associates, USA; RIS, New Delhi; ICRIER, New Delhi; CEPR, UK; ADBI, Tokyo; Asian Development Bank, Manila; SANEI; UNESCAP-ARTNeT, Thailand; TATA Trusts, Mumbai; Copenhagen Consensus, Denmark; and WTO, Geneva. Twitter: @banik_nilanjan; Email: nilbanik@gmail. For more visit: www.nilanjanbanik.in

I earned my Ph.d. in Economics from Utah State University, USA and a Master of Economics from Delhi School of Economics, India. My works focus on the application of econometrics in understanding issues relating to international trade, market structure, and development economics. I have project experience with Geneva Network, UK; Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia; Laffer Associates, USA; RIS, New Delhi; ICRIER, New Delhi; CEPR, UK; ADBI, Tokyo; Asian Development Bank, Manila; SANEI; UNESCAP-ARTNeT, Thailand; TATA Trusts, Mumbai; Copenhagen Consensus, Denmark; and WTO, Geneva. Twitter: @banik_nilanjan; Email: nilbanik@gmail. For more visit: www.nilanjanbanik.in

Economy

Lockdown in the time of pandemic: a story of life versus growth

To control the coronavirus spread, the government is faced with a Hobson’s choice of extending the lockdown. This spells doom for the urban informal-sector workers and agricultural labourers. With job losses, zero savings, and a hand-to-mouth existence, the situation can be life-threatening for them. Can there be a possible solution?

13 Apr 20200 comment
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