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Columbia University to host summit on Indian Economy

Randhir Jaiswal Counsul General of India in New York will be participating in a session titled India in the Amrit Kaal.

Columbia University's Raj Center will host the Columbia Summit on the Indian Economy. Image - Twitter @columbiaSIPA

Columbia University's Raj Center will host the Columbia Summit on the Indian Economy in partnership with the Consulate General of India in New York on March 24, an official statement said.

The third edition of the Columbia Indian Economy Summit will bring together distinguished academics, business leaders and policymakers who will discuss Indian economic policies, reforms and their impact.

The two-day summit will feature nine sessions, five paper presentations by distinguished academics, three policy panels and one "In Conversation" event. All sessions will be held on the 15th floor of the International Affairs building at Columbia University, New York.

According to the schedule, the welcome address will be presented by Arvind Panagariya, professor at Columbia University, who will also chair the first session India: Growth and micro economy. The session will be authored by Krishnamurthy Subramanian, executive director of IMF.

The second session, A Panel on US-India Partnership will be moderated by Ashley Tellis, tata chair and senior fellow, at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The panellists include Kenneth Juster, Former US Ambassador to India and Frank Wisner, another former US Ambassador to India who served between 1994-1997.

The third session, Export-led and Manufacturing-fed Growth will be chaired by Ruchir Agarwal, Harvard Kennedy School and Yale School of Management. Poverty and Inequality: Before and After Covid-19 will be the fourth and final session for day one.

Day two will include sessions on digital payments and economic growth,  myth and reality of teacher shortage and the future of the Indian economy.