Gaurav Datt

Gaurav Datt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Deputy Director of the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability. He has over twenty years of research and operational work experience in the development sector. He has worked in research positions at the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington D.C.

Content by Gaurav Datt
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    IGC India conference: The economic impact of COVID-19 on households

    Nearly 84% of Indian households witnessed a decrease in income during the initial lockdown and the months following it. While the well-off can manage, there are grave concerns about how the poor can cope and survive future lockdowns. This webinar explores how households coped with the economic effects of lockdowns, and whether existing and new welfare schemes are effective...

    13 May 2021

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    Changing lives and livelihoods in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic in rural Bihar

    The COVID-19 pandemic is both a health crisis and an economic crisis. A key response on the health front has been a lockdown and restrictions on activities to contain the spread of the virus. However, a lockdown also means an economic shutdown with a decimation of work, livelihoods and incomes for the vast majority of people. While the well-off have more staying power,...

    17 Jul 2020 | Gaurav Datt, Swati Dutta, Sunil Kumar Mishra