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Covid-19 Pandemic and Economic Development

Emerging Public Policy Lessons for Indian Punjab

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  • Offers a comprehensive analysis of the pre-Covid-19 and post-Covid-19 situation
  • Provides public policy measures needed to revive the economy in the light of the recent initiatives
  • Presents sector specific issues as well as ways forward for betterment of livelihoods

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This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the pre-Covid-19 and post-Covid-19 situation and public policy measures needed to revive the economy in the light of the recent initiatives by the state government, including a committee to suggest post-Covid-19 revival strategy. This collection of essays by specialized author/s in her/his/their area of research examines the impact of Covid-19 in the larger context of economic and developmental context of Punjab, ranging from basic developmental transformation analysis to the specific policy issues in each sector and policy domain, including the larger developmental crisis in the context of the regional economy and society of Punjab. The sectors analysed include: agriculture including dairy sector and agricultural markets, industry, services, education, health, besides fiscal, banking, diaspora, gender, governance, and sustainability challenges the state economy faces. It dwells on sector specific issues as well as ways forward for betterment of livelihoods of those engaged, especially farmers and industrial and service sector informal workers.


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Reviews

“With the Pandemic still around us, the countries and firms around the world are seeking to devise a more resilient socio-economic systems and business models. This book offers a timely and effective idea for such endeavor in diverse sectors and areas in India, Punjab in particular.”

Keun Lee, Vice Chairman, National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC) for the President of Korea and Professor of Economics, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

“A timely response of a group of scholars manifested in a most comprehensive, yet highly insightful, exposition of the multi-dimensional manner in which COVID 19 pandemic has impacted Punjab economy and the plausible way forward. While this volume is inspirational for scholars from India and abroad, it is an indispensable read for anyone, especially policy makers, concerned with the pandemic and the economy.”

K. J. Joseph, Director, Gulati Institute for Finance and Taxation (GIFT), Thiruvananthapuram, India

“This collection of policy briefs evaluates a broad range of issues affecting the Punjab economy, all in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The contributions are short and readable, and many provide updates on the impacts of the pandemic, not easily available elsewhere. All the writers have a deep engagement with Punjab and its economic situation. The book will be very valuable for policymakers and scholars.”

Nirvikar Singh, Distinguished Professor of Economics

University of California, Santa Cruz, USA.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, India

    Sukhpal Singh

  • Commerce, Management and Economics, Khalsa College, Punjabi University, Patiala, India

    Lakhwinder Singh

  • Department of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India

    Kamal Vatta

About the editors

Sukhpal Singh is Professor at the Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India. He is former DG at Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, Chandigarh; former Professor and Head at Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, India. He is fellow of the ISAE and founding co-editor, Millennial Asia: an intl. journal of Asian studies. He has been a visiting fellow at the IDS, Chulalongkorn University, University of Manchester, and the Copenhagen Business School.

Lakhwinder Singh is Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, Khalsa College, Punjabi University, Patiala, India. He has served as Associate Dean Research Punjabi University, where he has founded Centre for Development Economics and Innovation Studies (CDEIS). He has remained a visiting research fellow, Seoul National University, South Korea, and a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University, USA. His recent book is Agricultural Innovation Systems in Asia (2020). Professor Singh is founding editor of the Millennial Asia-An International Journal of Asian Studies.

Kamal Vatta is professor and head of the Department of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. Prior to this, he has served as a director, Centers for International Projects Trust, New Delhi.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Covid-19 Pandemic and Economic Development

  • Book Subtitle: Emerging Public Policy Lessons for Indian Punjab

  • Editors: Sukhpal Singh, Lakhwinder Singh, Kamal Vatta

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4442-9

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-4441-2Published: 28 September 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-4442-9Published: 27 September 2021

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVI, 309

  • Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Development Economics, Asian Economics, Development Studies, Public Policy

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