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October India conference features government, corporate leaders

N.R. Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys Limited, will offer the keynote address during an India Conference at Cornell Oct. 13-15 that will span economics, politics and policy.

“India’s Economy in a Changing Global Landscape" will include leading economists and corporate leaders assessing the state of India's economy. They will explore India's historical, present and future trajectories and delve into micro-level foundations and macroeconomic policies.

The conference is a collaboration between the Cornell Research Academy of Development, Law, and Economics, which is a research group within the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and the Department of Economics.

“Given the growing rift between Western nations and China, India is in a sweet spot, globally,” said Kaushik Basu, the Carl Marks Professor of International Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences and organizer of the conference. “Among the many nations that became independent in the last century, India stood out for its democracy, free media and secularism. They provide foundations for economic growth.

“One hopes that the nation will have the wisdom to hold on to these political pillars which made India special, and which are particularly needed now with all the post-Covid economic and social uncertainties that the world is going through.”

Read the full story about the conference on The College of Arts & Sciences website.

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