24 Jul 2020 21:57 IST

IIMB launches podcast series on economic, social and business issues

In the 1st episode, Prof Prateek Raj from the Strategy area talks of Covid’s impact on the economy

The Communications Office and the Student Media Cell of IIM Bangalore launched the IIMB Podcast Series on July 12. The new podcast series aims to become a platform to discuss the latest business, economic, management and social issues that matter. The series, which will run two episodes a month – on the second and fourth Sundays – will feature IIM Bangalore fraternity, including faculty members, alumni, students and others, providing their insights and perspectives on the topics and issues of the day.

The first episode features a conversation with Prof. Prateek Raj, from the Strategy Area, who is Young Faculty Research Chair at IIM Bangalore. He will discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy.

The pandemic has created an unprecedented economic shock, and we observe rising coronavirus infections, an economic slowdown, a migrant crisis and reverse migration. Prof Prateek Raj shared his thoughts on the impact on India’s economy, labour migration, and future challenges as well as opportunities. The episode touches upon his recent research work and his thoughts on using this difficult time as an opportunity to revive the economic engine of the Hindi heartland, that is especially relevant in the context of reverse migration.

Listen to the Podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/iimbangalore