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Penn School of Arts and Sciences Tuesday, July 6, 2021

India’s COVID-19 Data and the Public Interest

Gautam I. Menon
July 5, 2021

In the latest issue of India in Transition's Special COVID-19 Series (Part 2), Gautam I. Menon, Professor, Ashoka University, Sonepat, and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, discusses India's need for greater accessibility of government data on COVID-19, arguing that its absence hampers projections of what might unfold in the future.

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CASI in the News

Shoumitro Chatterjee (Assistant Professor of Economics, Penn State; CASI Non-Resident Visiting Scholar), along with Aprajit Mahajan (UC Berkeley), published "Why are Indian Farmers Protesting the Liberalization of Indian Agriculture?" in the June 2021 issue of Agricultural and Resource Economics Update, a publication of the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, University of California.

CASI Student Programs

Congratulations to 2021-22 Sobti Family Fellows, Sneha Sarah Mani & Kimberly Noronha!

Sneha Sarah Mani joins CASI from Chennai, India, and is currently entering her fourth year as a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Group of Demography of Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences. Her research interests include inequalities in adult health, treatment of non-communicable diseases, and evaluation of the quality and potential uses of civil registration data.

Kimberly Noronha joins CASI from Bombay and Delhi, India and is currently entering her fifth year as a doctoral candidate in the City and Regional Planning Department of Penn’s Weitzman’s School of Design. Her research interests include the study of the lived experience of urban informality in the global south, with a focus on the production and use of space to create and perpetuate the intersectional urban identities and inequalities of informality, poverty, and gender in India and Ghana.

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