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Lekha Chakraborty

Lekha Chakraborty is professor, NIPFP and research associate, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, New York.

Helping Indian economy down the road to recovery
Tue, Jan 25, 2022

🔴 Lekha Chakraborty, Harikrishnan S write: An accommodative stance on public spending in budget holds key to economic revival

Why RBI has not been hawkish in its monetary policy
Thu, Oct 14, 2021

Lekha Chakraborty writes: Confronted by multiple challenges, including inflationary pressures and an uneven economic recovery, the central bank has chosen to prioritise growth by keeping the repo rate unchanged.

A pandemic is not the time to worry about fiscal deficit
Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Given that a timely deficit may not have adverse macroeconomic consequences, surviving this pandemic first by enhancing the required spending is crucial

President Biden’s fiscal stimulus is good news for US, less so for emerging economies
Thu, Mar 25, 2021

With more policy support, faster vaccine rollout, US will recover faster than emerging economies.

The government must loosen its purse strings
Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Given the limitations of monetary policy, a fiscal push is crucial for sustained growth recovery.