COVID-19: An Update from India
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On Wednesday, June 16, the Stanford King Center on Global Development held a conversation on the coronavirus crisis in India.
Ramanan Laxminarayan, founder and director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), is currently in Delhi working on COVID relief. He is the founder of an initiative called OxygenForIndia. The conversation was moderated by Arvind Krishnamurthy, John S. Osterweis Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a King Center Faculty Affiliate.
For additional context, Ramanan recently published articles on this topic in Foreign Affairs, the New York Times and the New Yorker. And this 50 day video shows what has happened since they launched OxygenForIndia.
About the speakers:
Ramanan Laxminarayan is founder and director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in Washington, DC and New Delhi and the center's OxygenforIndia program. He is also a senior research scholar at Princeton University and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington.
Since 1995, Laxminarayan has worked to improve the understanding of antibiotic resistance as a problem of managing a shared global resource. His work encompasses extensive peer-reviewed research, public outreach, and direct engagement across Asia and Africa. Through his research, and public outreach (including a widely viewed TED talk) he has played a central role in bringing the issue of drug resistance to the attention of leaders and policymakers worldwide and to the United Nations General Assembly.
Laxminarayan served on President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology’s antimicrobial resistance working group and is a voting member of the U.S. Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance. He is series editor of the Disease Control Priorities for Developing Countries, 3rd edition. In 2019, he received the Birla Institute of Technology and Science's Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Arvind Krishnamurthy is the John S. Osterweis Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He formerly taught at the Kellogg School of Management.
Professor Krishnamurthy studies finance, macroeconomics and monetary policy. He has studied the causes and consequences of liquidity crises in emerging markets and developed economies, and the role of government policy in stabilizing crises. Recently he has been examining the importance of U.S. Treasury bonds and the dollar in the international monetary system. He has published numerous journal articles and received awards for his research, including the Smith Breeden Prize for best paper published in the Journal of Finance, the Western Finance Association Corporate Finance Award, and the Swiss Finance Institute’s Outstanding Paper Award. He has written extensively on the causes and consequences of financial crises, and is a leading scholar on the global financial crisis that began in 2007.
Professor Krishnamurthy’s research on financial crises and monetary policy has received national media coverage and been cited by central banks around the world. He was formerly an associate editor at the Journal of Finance and the American Economics Journals-Macroeconomics, and is currently associate editor at the American Economic Review. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and his doctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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