Apurva K H attended Second Advanced Workshop in Macroeconomics on ‘Money and the Economy’ held at Azim Premji University on 16 – 17 August 2019

Apurva K H attended Second Workshop on Advanced Macroeconomics conducted by Azim Premji University on specific macro-theme, ‘Money and the Economy’ on 16-17 August 2019. The workshop discussed nature, functions and forms of money alongside the significance and the limitations of monetary policies in the Indian context where the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) is in place and fiscal discipline is considered sanctity. A narrative history of Indian Monetary Policy was unfolded and adding to that an insider from RBI provided underlying process involved in making Indian Monetary Policy within Inflation Targeting (IT) framework. The space was also open to underscore the importance of how people (In this context, informal female laborers) understand or sense-make of digital money in North India. Further, it discussed the meaning of debt and money from the anthropological perspective. It gave a multidisciplinary understanding of money.

The workshop held lectures by Ashima Goyal (Professor IGIDR), Niranjan Rajadhyaksha (IDFC Institute), Devasmita Jena (RBI Research Officer), Jillet Sam (IIT Kanpur), Anush Kapadia (City Univeristy, London), Arjun Jayadev (Professor, APU), Avinash M Tripathi (Takshashila), and Rohan Chinchwadkar (IIT Bombay).