23 September 2021
Since the first cases were reported from the Hubei province of the People’s Republic of China in late 2019, COVID-19 has spread to almost every country in the world.  The pandemic has taken over 4 million lives and shattered livelihoods, and has had ramifications on political and economic structures across the globe. The massive disruptions associated with lockdowns and restrictions on movement have pushed many countries into recession, and the global economic fallout has been on par with the impact of the 2008 financial crisis.
Mihir Swarup Sharma
Mihir Swarup Sharma is the Director Centre for Economy and Growth Programme at the Observer Research Foundation.
Abhijit is Senior Fellow with ORF’s Economy and Growth Programme. His main areas of research include macroeconomics and public policy, with core research areas in monetary economics and the political economy of finance.