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Mumbai, demonetisation, Bombay Stock Exchange

Understanding GDP

Gross National Product (GDP) has been the key indicator of measuring India’s economic growth since the liberalisation policy of 1990s. Post-demonetisation, GDP has become a political issue. This event will examine the concept of GDP in the background of demonetisation, its applications and evaluations.


M.R. Sivaraman (retd. IAS) was the Revenue Secretary, Government of India. He was also an Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund.

Conference Hall, ORF Chennai

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